This classic view of the North Park Blocks is from 1921. Trolley tracks ride up the center of the Belgian block-paved NW Glisan Street with Park Avenue branching off to the right.
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The complex series of Steel Bridge ramps leading to and from Harbor Drive and NW Glisan Street is clearly illustrated in this 1952 aerial photo. The coal gas storage tank is long gone, along with every other building you see here. The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is on the block in the extreme lower right corner.
This scene at NE Glisan and 39th (now Cesar Chavez Blvd.) is not so much different today from what it was in 1957. Add a bus shelter and some traffic control lines and these kids are now in their 60s. Coe Circle with the golden Joan of Arc statue is just to our left here.