SW 12th Avenue, 1950

These men are removing snow on SW 12th Avenue between Main Street and Jefferson Street on Feb. 2, 1950. Notice Portland’s locally designed Scoopmobile in the background.

 

Crew by trucks and scoopmobile for snow removal on SW 12th Ave. between Main and Jefferson St., Feb. 2, 1950: A2000-025.2459

Crew by trucks and scoopmobile for snow removal on SW 12th Ave. between Main and Jefferson St., Feb. 2, 1950: A2000-025.2459

 

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SW Yamhill Street, 1964

This photograph shows SW Yamhill Street from the corner of Park Avenue looking west. The sign on the right side of the screen is for Embers. On the left side is the Pythian building. This building is still standing today.

 

SW Park looking southwest towards Yamhill, July 31, 1964: A2010-002.982

SW Park looking southwest towards Yamhill, July 31, 1964: A2010-002.982

 

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SW 4th Ave. and Madison St., 1940

In this view of SW 4th Avenue you can see the Multnomah County Court House and McElroy’s Spanish Ballroom, located on the corner of SW Main Street. Can you see any other establishments in this image?

 

SW 4th and Madison, 1940: A2009-009.560

SW 4th and Madison, 1940: A2009-009.560

 

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Blow Fly Inn, 1942

The Blow Fly Inn was located at 9101 N Swift Blvd. in 1942 (now Columbia Blvd.) located near the St Johns Landfill and just across the street from a City of Portland incinerator that later housed the City Archives. This image is from July 16, 1942.

 

Blow Fly Inn 9101 N Swift Blvd., July 16, 1942: A2009-009.3554

Blow Fly Inn 9101 N Swift Blvd., July 16, 1942: A2009-009.3554

 

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Northern Pacific Transfer Boat, 1894

This image depicts the Northern Pacific transfer boat, Tacoma, approaching the Burnside Bridge. This image is from June 1894.

 

Tacoma boat approaching Burnside Bridge, June 1894: A2004-002.692

Tacoma boat approaching Burnside Bridge, June 1894: A2004-002.692

 

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