SE Union & Hawthorne, 1937

This is a quaint and long-gone 1937 landscape looking south on SE Union Avenue. There’s no on-street parking today, and certainly no $1.50-$3.00 weekly housekeeping rooms. However you will pass under the Hawthorne ramp at this intersection today.

A2005-001.1019  SE Union north of Hawthorne south 1937(City of Portland Archives)

Howard Cooper Corporation – Mystery Location

Today’s Mystery Location is a nice slice of bustling Portland circa 1937. There’s not much to go on to pinpoint this location; the Howard-Cooper Corporation building still stands but the rest of the landscape is vastly changed. Happy hunting!

(City of Portland Archives)