This nifty aerial view shows the I-5 Eastbank Freeway construction through inner North and Northeast Portland in 1962. In the upper right corner are NE Weidler and Broadway going east-west and Vancouver Avenue snaking across the construction on a temporary overpass. This view is to the southeast and another view of the same area can be seen here.
Archive for the ‘Williams Avenue’ Category
The Portland Police Reserve was formed in 1922 by mayor George Baker as a group of civilian volunteers to serve in emergency situations. They ended up responding mostly to widespread poverty, delivering food to citizens in need. They earned the name “George Baker’s Sunshine Boys” for the hope they brought. In 1938 they moved into this vacant precinct station at 39 N. Russell St.
Several months ago we looked at the intersection of N. Williams and Russell looking north in 1937. This is the same intersection, same year (probably same day), looking south.