Worcester Building, 1909

You may have noticed a large building looming in the distance down SW 3rd Avenue in this photo and this photo looking down 3rd from Burnside. That building was the Worcester Building between Pine and Oak Streets. It was demolished about 1941 and replaced with the police headquarters west wing annex, also since demolished. To the right of the Worcester is the old Portland city jail building, replaced in 1912 by the extant Police Headquarters building at 2nd and Oak.

(David Rumsey Map Collection/Portland Journal)

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