Archive for the ‘Union Avenue’ Category

NE Union & Knott, 1929

March 31, 2014

At first glance you’d think these two imposing homes on NE Union Avenue at Knott Street are long gone. Surprisingly, they both still stand today, as does the third home in the background. It appears both have had the elevated ground excavated and the basements removed so the first floors sit at street level today.

A2009-009.1053 NE Union & Knott 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Beech, 1929

March 17, 2014

Feig’s Furnace and Sheet Metal Works is no longer open on the southeast corner of NE Union Avenue & Beech Street. But if Google street view is to be believed, this building is being renovated for a new business venture with its false front intact. The home behind it, with the visible dormer over the roof on the left, is now the Beech Street Parlor restaurant.

A2009-009.1012 NE Union & Beech 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Schuyler, 1929

March 12, 2014

It’s been many years since Portland has seen a curbside gas pump like this one. Haugen Motor Service and Red Crown Gasoline ┬áhave also been gone for years but it appears this building is still on the northeast corner of NE Union and Schuyler Street, as is the house behind it to the right.

A2009-009.1803 NE Union & Schuyler 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Russell, 1929

March 3, 2014

Mr. Geo. W. Bates would feel right at this location today. His bank building still stands on the southeast corner of N. Union and Russell Street almost completely intact 85 years after this photo was taken.

A2009-009.1820 NE Union & Russell 1929

(City of Portland Archives)

874 Union Avenue, 1929

February 24, 2014

Here’s another fine old house that our Number Man was documenting for the widening of Union Avenue in 1929. This was at 874 Union Avenue (pre-renumbering) which puts it just south of NE Mason Street on the east side of Union.

A2009-009.999 4054 NE Union 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union Avenue, 1929

February 4, 2014

The building with this odd configuration is long gone from NE Union Avenue between San Rafael and Tillamook Streets. The section to the left looks like a duplex or rooming house, while Mr. Elliott may have been running his sharpening business from the front of his home on the right.

A2009-009.1806 NE Union between San Rafael & Tillamook 1929(City of Portland Archives)

802 Union Avenue, 1929

January 22, 2014

Dr. Dearborn’s (see yesterday’s post) neighbor to the immediate north was this home at 802 Union Avenue, by the pre-renumbering system. It did not fare as well as the sanitarium and the site is now a parking lot.

A2009-009.1009 3814 NE Union 1929(City of Portland Archives)


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