Traffic streams eastbound from downtown across the Burnside Bridge in this 1963 aerial photo. The clock just this side of the river shows 5:25; these are homeward bound commuters. Note the construction of I-5 alongside the riverfront.
This is a nice 1937 aerial view of the Hollywood District with NE Sandy Blvd and 42nd Avenue meeting near the middle; the view is to the northwest. Many of the larger buildings are still in place, including the Hollywood Theater, but most of the single family homes are gone.
The City of Portland Archives has provided another stack of unidentified homes, scenes and locations around the Portland area for us to find. We begin today with this image of a neighborhood circa 1930 and have very little to go on; even the sign pointing to Hwy 99 is blurred just enough so we can’t tell if it’s 99E or 99W. Happy hunting!
Found: N Interstate Ave. & Greeley St.
Recently we saw an aerial view of part of the Inman-Poulson Lumber Co. property along the east bank of the Willamette River. Today’s circa 1937 photo shows the freighter San Marcos tied up at the Inman-Poulson dock, loading sawn lumber for some unknown destination. It’s a fantastic photo, rich in detail, looking north
up down the river with the Portland skyline in the distance.
The Steel Bridge Saloon was at 269 Crosby on the northwest corner of Holladay and Crosby at the east end of the old, original Steel Bridge. This would put it very close to the Interstate/Rose Quarter Max station today. According to a 1921 item in The Oregonian, Mr. Henrich saved $3500 when “yeggmen” failed to breach the inner compartment of his safe in a robbery attempt.