SE Hawthorne & Union, 1938

We have seen this intersection before, in a previous Mystery Location post. This view looks east on Hawthorne Blvd. to the upper left, and Union Avenue angles off to the right. There’s lots of great detail in this photo; the gentleman on the fence looks to have his lunch pail, and the man in the doorway of the radiator shop maybe just stepped out for a smoke. Traffic and pedestrians make for a lively scene.

(City of Portland Archives)

Portland Panorama, 1894

This panorama of Portland from above Goose Hollow was probably taken at the same time as this photo, but today’s shows a view more to the north. The large building at upper right is the old Portland High School at SW 14th and Morrison. I believe the open field at the very left edge center is about where PGE Park is today. 18th and Jefferson is at the very lower right.

(City of Portland Archives)

Lloyd Center, 1962

Lloyd Center shopping mall was originally designed and built as an open-air shopping center. This 1962 color postcard shows the ground level splash fountain which I’m guessing was on the west end of the mall; the Meier & Frank sign can be seen in the upper right. Best’s Apparel was bought out by Nordstrom in 1963. Lloyd Center was remodeled and enclosed in the early 1990s.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Hancock Street, Irvington, 1912

We looked at some beautiful Irvington homes several weeks ago, and now we’re back in that neighborhood circa 1912. This appears to be a hand-lettered card used as advertising by Hassam Paving, whom we can assume paved this section of NE Hancock Street. Can anybody nail down this location and determine if these houses still exist?

(City of Portland Archives)