Archive for the ‘Broadway’ Category

NE Broadway, 1929

August 14, 2014

Today was have another Number Man image. Here he is standing in front of The Sugar Bowl. To the right you see the Irvington Bakery. Before the street renumbering, the address for The Sugar Bowl was 678 E Broadway. The current address is 1916 NE Broadway.

 

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

 

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14th and Broadway, circa 1929

July 31, 2014

Today we have a photograph from 1929. This image is looking east from 14th Ave on Broadway before the Broadway widening project. You can see Ziegler’s Drug Store and the MacMarr Store, which was a grocery store.

E 14th Street and Broadway, circa 1929 : A2009-009.822

E 14th Street and Broadway, circa 1929 : A2009-009.822

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Meier and Frank Parking Lot, 1975

July 29, 2014

Here we have a great color image of the Meier and Frank parking lot located at the current Pioneer Square location. This image was captured only a few years before construction would begin. On the left upper corner you can see the Orpheum Theater, which was located at the corner or SW Broadway and Yamhill.

Meier and Frank parking lot, Sept. 22, 1975 : A2008-008.3646

Meier and Frank parking lot, Sept. 22, 1975 : A2008-008.3646

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Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade, 1927

July 4, 2014

Since the Rose Festival was just a few weeks ago, I thought I would share an image from the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade on June 24, 1927. The Merrykhana parade eventually became the Starlight Parade. This is the Police Reserve’s entry that year. In the background you can see A. G. Spalding and Bros., an athletic outfitters store located on Broadway at Alder Street according to the 1927 Polk Directory.

Police Reserve entry into the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade June 24, 1927 : A2000-026.78

Police Reserve entry into the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade June 24, 1927 : A2000-026.78

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SW Broadway & Columbia, 1950

May 28, 2014

SW Broadway downtown was a one-way street until it reached Columbia Street in 1950 (here looking north). South of here Broadway was still two-way. A little more discussion about changing to a one-way grid is here in this earlier post.

A2005-001.99 SW Broadway and Columbia north 1950(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 9th, 1929

May 6, 2014

This fine old house was being documented by the city for some unknown reason in 1929. We do know that it no longer sits on the southeast corner of  NE Broadway and 9th Avenue, but it looks like its neighbor to the south fared better.

A2009-009.3264 - Residence NE Broadway and 9th Ave 1929(City of Portland Archives)

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)


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