The 1875 Strowbridge Building is one of Portland’s cast-iron success stories. The wave of destruction of these buildings in the 1940s through the early 1970s spared the Strowbridge despite obvious signs of disrepair and a disastrous ground floor remodel seen here. Today it stands beautifully restored on the corner of SW 1st and Yamhill.
There is a great post currently on Cafe Unknown about the loss of so many of the beautiful Cast Iron buildings in Portland for the sake of parking lots.
like this one the max goes past it the building is in much better shape now !!
I know this was posted 10 years ago, but I just found it. My grandparents owned Ace Trading Store and we used to get to go to Dave’s Delicatessen if we were good when we visited. I don’t think our family has any other photos of the store, so thanks for the good memories!