House, 1974 – Mystery Location

This lovely old home, shown in 1974, still stands somewhere in the Portland area. Sadly, the lot is so overgrown with foliage that it’s almost impossible to see the house from the street. You have your work cut out for you!

(University of Oregon Libraries)

SE Tacoma & 13th, 1960

The Chevron station is gone now but there’s much in this Sellwood area that’s still recognizeable over 50 years later. Here we’re looking west on SE Tacoma at 13th Avenue.

(City of Portland Archives)

SW Morrison & 14th, 1951

Today’s Tiffany Center at SW Morrison at 14th Avenue was the 1928 Neighbors of Woodcraft building in 1951. This photo apparently was meant to document the illuminated stop sign.

(City of Portland Archives)

Steel Bridge Approaches, c1950

Harbor Drive approaches to and from the Steel Bridge are shown in this circa 1950 photo looking north. Front Street parallels Harbor Drive on the left and the intersection with the DeSoto and Blitz billboards is at Davis Street. Some of this roadwork still exists.

(City of Portland Archives)

Kamm House, 1950

The Jacob Kamm house is shown here on its move from its original site near SW 14th and Salmon, to where it now rests on SW 20th Avenue. This view is west on Salmon Street. The Zion Lutheran Church can be seen in the distance on the right, and the cluster of homes on the left of the image is still intact along SW Madison at 18th. This is another great photo sent by Bud Holland.

(Bud Holland)

SE Foster & 50th at Powell, 1948

Bart’s Drive-In dominated the triangle at SE Powell Blvd., Foster Rd. and 50th Avenue in this 1948 aerial photo. The “George, Don & Buford – Meet Us & Wear Clothes” at upper-left is an oddity. Post-war army surplus maybe?

(City of Portland Archives)

SW 4th & Morrison, 1938

Portland rain drenches a heavy lunchtime crowd of pedestrians and vehicles in this photo looking north on SW 4th Avenue at Morrison. 4th Avenue carried two-way traffic in 1938.

(City of Portland Archives)