Archive for the ‘Foster Rd.’ Category

SE Foster Rd & 52nd, 1937

May 20, 2014

Here’s another look at SE Foster Road at 52nd Avenue, this time looking east down the south side of Foster. It appears all the commercial buildings have changed over the years but the residences along 52nd are still in place. Today’s hot rod builders would probably go nuts over the original partsĀ in the Foster Road Auto Wreckers building.

A2005-001.201 SE Foster Rd at 52nd southeast 1937(City of Portland Archives)

SE 52nd Ave & Foster, 1937

May 5, 2014

This was a curious little golf shack on the corner of SE 52nd Avenue and Foster Road back in 1937; surely there wasn’t a golf course anywhere near here. The triangular lot between Foster and SE Bush had an Associated Gas Station like the one we saw recently in St. Johns. And the tile-roofed diner is still on the south side of Bush today.

A2005-001.202  SE Foster Rd from 52nd Ave looking south 1937
(City of Portland Archives)

Questionable Location, c1932

February 18, 2014

This circa 1932 photo is labeled as “SE 50th, Foster & Powell” but it doesn’t seem to match any previous photos we’ve seen of that location. We need some VP sleuths to confirm this location or to identify the real location. Good luck!

Update: This location is correct. The view is looking west on SE Powell with 50th (and the Foster Road trolley tracks) crossing in front of us. Trees up ahead indicate Creston Park. Good work everyone!

A2009-009.900 SE 50th, Foster & Powell c1932(City of Portland Archives)

SE Foster & 66th, 1923

November 18, 2013

SE Foster Road west from 66th Avenue presented a quaint and neighborly feel back in 1923. A laundry, barber, real estate office and ice cream were available here as people came out to chat or just catch a bit of sun.

A2009-009.1384 SE Foster near 66th 1923(City of Portland Archives)

SE Foster Rd & 50th, 1937

May 8, 2013

There is a lot of good detail to pick out of this 1937 photo, especially if you’re an automobile fan. This view looks northwest on Foster where it curves to meet 50th Avenue at Powell Blvd. Fast food restaurants dominate most of the intersection today.

A2005-001.207 SE Foster Rd north on 50th 1937(City of Portland Archives)

SE 82nd & Foster, 1937

January 14, 2013

The intersection of SE 82nd Avenue at Foster Road appears to be a quaint crossroads in 1937, far from the bustling city with all its traffic. This view is to the north.

A2005-001.211 SE Foster Rd and 82nd north 1937(City of Portland Archives)

SE 52nd & Powell, 1965

August 13, 2012

This image is labeled as looking south on SE 52nd Avenue towards Powell Blvd. Can anyone confirm that? The area between Powell and Foster in the photo looks like it’s awfully build up for the way it is today.

(City of Portland Archives)


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