Archive for the ‘Broadway’ Category

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 9, 2014

Our Number Man walked east across NE 11th Avenue from where he posed yesterday to document this imposing home on the southeast corner of NE Broadway and 11th. The corner has not had this much charm and elegance in decades.

A2009-009.3275 Residence NE Broadway and 11th Ave 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 8, 2014

This home, somewhere on NE Broadway with an unspecified address, was probably directly south of yesterday’s service station. The structure on the Sanborn map on the southwest corner of NE Broadway and 11th matches this home.

A2009-009.3271 - Residence NE Broadway 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 7, 2014

Our Number Man finds himself on the sunny northwest corner of NE Broadway at 11th Avenue in this 1929 photo. This modern and tidy Standard Oil service station featured covered pumps on both sides of the sales booth plus covered service bays in the background.

A2009-009.3268 NE Broadway and 11th 1929(City of Portland Archives)

Park and Civic Center Proposal, 1932

February 27, 2014

This 1932 proposal for a Memorial Park and Civic Center never made it past the model stage. This image (west is up) shows the Portland Heights neighborhood at top right and veteran’s hospital complex at left bottom. Note that the path of the proposed Foothill Boulevard at right closely matches the path of today’s Foothill Freeway (I-405) which wouldn’t appear for another 30 years.

A2009-009.1532 memorial park civic center 1932(City of Portland Archives)

Helen Bernhard Cakes, NE Broadway, 1929

February 10, 2014

The Helen Bernhard Cakes shop used to operate out of this Dutch Colonial house on NE Broadway between NE 17th and 19th Avenues. The bakery is still in business but runs out of a shop which would be just out of the picture frame to the left.

A2009-009.3312 Helen Bernhard Cakes 1725 NE Broadway 1929(City of Portland Archives)

W Burnside & N Broadway, 1933

September 5, 2013

Automobile shops ruled the corner of West Burnside at Broadway in 1933. In fact automobiles were big business up and down Burnside at this time. This building is on the northwest corner; you can see a few trees in the North Park Blocks to the left.

W Burnside and N Broadway 1933(City of Portland Archives)

Broadway Building, 1914

August 27, 2013

The new Broadway Building on the northwest corner of SW Broadway and Morrison Street was highlighted in this full-page feature in The Oregonian,¬†January 1, 1914. It’s now called the Pioneer Building.¬†The “Gray’s” seen on the corner sign and in the windows refers to the former R.M. Gray men’s furnishings store from yesterday’s post, having moved here after completion of the building.

broadway building 1914(The Oregonian, from University of Oregon Libraries)


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