Archive for the ‘Rail’ Category

NW Front & Glisan, 1930

May 29, 2014

This wonderful little brick building stood in the shadow of the Portland Gas Co. tank at the southwest corner of NW Front and Glisan Street in 1930. The 1908-09 Sanborn map labels it “Meter Rm. & Laboratory.”

A2009-009.2479 NW Front Ave and Glisan St 1930(City of Portland Archives)

NW 13th & Lovejoy, 1930

May 22, 2014

Although labeled NW 12th Avenue, this is actually NW 13th Avenue at Lovejoy looking south. Industrial Northwest Portland was in the business of freight, storage and other heavy industry; paved streets and sidewalks could always come later.

A2009-009.1724 NW 12th & Lovejoy 1930(City of Portland Archives)

NW Front & Everett, 1930

May 8, 2014

We saw the Zeta Psi building (background) being demolished in a previous post. Further plans were afoot another block north on NW Front Street and our Number Man was on the scene to document the southwest corner at Everett Street.

A2009-009.2483 Consolidated Supply Co Pipe Warehouse NW Front and Everett 1930(City of Portland Archives)

SW Barbur & Lowell, c1933

February 12, 2014

As a followup to yesterday’s post, we see the same house at 180 Lowell Avenue from the under-construction Barbur Blvd. side. The foundation is gone and it’s up on temporary supports; perhaps it was moved somewhere in the neighborhood and is still around?

A2001-008.24 SW Barbur Blvd at SW Lowell c1933(City of Portland Archives)

180 SW Lowell Ave, 1932

February 11, 2014

This home at 180 SW Lowell Ave at one time sat adjacent to the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way, seen here on the left. The right-of-way was acquired by the state highway department in the early 1930s and Barbur Blvd. laid on its path. This home may have been demolished for construction of the highway.

A2009-009.2315 SW Lowell St 1932

(City of Portland Archives)

Northwest Portland, 1928

November 14, 2013

This dapper gentleman struck a pose with his car in the Northwest industrial area of Portland in 1928. Although labeled as “NW 14th & Lovejoy,” this location could be open to debate.┬áIs that a salesman’s sample case on the ground?

A2009-009.1204 Man Posing with Car NW 14th & Lovejoy 1928(City of Portland Archives)

SE 28th Avenue, 1928

October 29, 2013

It’s a lovely day to be motoring down SE 28th Avenue just west of Reed College. The area in the distance is no longer quite as rural as it seemed to be in 1928.

A2009-009.292 SE 28th near Eastmoreland 1928(City of Portland Archives)


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