Archive for the ‘Lovejoy Street’ Category

NW 10th Avenue Ramp, 1956

August 29, 2013

City crews work on the NW 10th Avenue ramp that lead from the old Lovejoy Street ramp down to street level. Both were removed in 1999 in a process that turned this former industrial/rail center into today’s Pearl District.

A1999-004.247 Lovejoy St Viaduct 10th southeast 1956(City of Portland Archives)

Broadway Bridge Ramp, c1947

April 18, 2013

Officials of some sort stand on the west end of the Broadway Bridge ramp around 1947. The St. Johns trolley bus is probably continuing south on Broadway; turning right would take it down the Lovejoy ramp.

A2005-001.67 Broadway Bridge Ramp west end bridge 1947(City of Portland Archives)

NW Lovejoy Ramp, 1939

February 26, 2013

The NW Lovejoy ramp once met the west end of the Broadway Bridge and then came down to grade level at NW 14th Avenue. The ramp, here looking east, and most of what we see in this 1939 photo, is gone, replaced by Pearl District development. A bit of Union Station, featured yesterday, can be seen at the extreme upper edge.

A2005-001.391 NW Lovejoy Ramp and 10th Ave east 1939(City of Portland Archives)

WC Bristol Home, c1910

December 3, 2012

US District Attorney for Oregon William Coleman Bristol built this handsome home at 215 22nd St. N. in the early 20th Century. That street is now NW 22nd Ave. and the house, no longer extant, was on the southwest corner at Lovejoy St.

wc bristol home 215 22nd ave c1910 20747(University of Oregon Libraries)

Drs Henry & Viola Coe Home, 1907

October 24, 2012

Nothing remains of the magnificent home of Drs. Henry and Viola Coe, built on the northwest corner of NW 25th & Lovejoy. He owned and operated the Morningside Hospital and was very active in business and politics. He commissioned and donated four statues that still stand in Portland, most notably the golden Joan of Arc in Laurelhurst. Dr. Viola Coe was “was an ardent worker for woman suffrage” according to her 1943 Oregon Journal obituary. She was acting president of the Equal Suffrage Association when Oregon women achieved the right to vote in 1912, substituting for an ill Abigail Scott Duniway. Thanks to Ed Teague at University of Oregon Libraries for the suggestion.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

NW Lovejoy Ramp, 1938

July 10, 2012

The old Lovejoy Street ramp once elevated NW Lovejoy over the railroad tracks from NW Broadway to NW 14th Avenue. The ramp was removed in the late 1990s and it now reaches grade at about NW 9th Avenue, and Lovejoy is a surface street. This 1938 view looks west down the ramp with NW 10th coming in from the left side.


(City of Portland Archives)

NW Lovejoy & 14th, 1952

October 31, 2011

Once upon a time NW Lovejoy Street was elevated, from NW 14th Avenue to the Broadway Bridge. This view looks east at 14th where the ramp took drivers over the (now gone) railroad tracks. That overhead portion was removed in the late 1990s and now the ramp to the bridge begins at 9th Avenue.

(City of Portland Archives)


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