NE Union & Morris, 1929

One couldn’t blame our Number Man for stopping into the corner grocery store for a little refreshment while on the job. Number 225 documented the southwest corner of Union Avenue at Morris Street.

A2009-009.1054 NE Union & Morris 1929(City of Portland Archives)

10 thoughts on “NE Union & Morris, 1929

  1. Looking at past land uses, this was an incredible investment for a small business, including grocery, possible small commercial rental on Morris, and full living facilities, or rental rooms upstairs. All on city standard lot. A far cry from only parking 7 cars on this corner today.

  2. Number man was there for documentation purposes. Photo 123 or whatever could be put in a file and referenced later if need be.

  3. Great photo. While I like the basic architecture of the building and the fact that the second floor balcony provides a nice bit of protection from the rain, it still looks pretty precariously positioned. I doubt those balcony support posts would fly today. At least not until they were struck by a reckless driver.

  4. As to investing that much in the area,remember that this was the main drag out of town. My maternal grandfather had a cobblers shop not far from safeway back in the 30s and 40s,lots of traffic back then

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