This beautiful aerial photo looks directly west over the Burnside Bridge at the newly completed west side seawall and inner Southwest and Northwest Portland. Blue lines along Burnside indicate where the street would be widened in the coming years.
The first of Portland’s cast-iron buildings to be demolished, the Bank of British Columbia, was razed the year this photo was taken. It was sited at the small triangular block at Front and Ankeny, shown empty in this photo. Skidmore Fountain can be seen in the street just beyond.