SE Milwaukie & Powell, 1939

A terrific 1939 photo of a city vehicle inspection station at the northeast corner of SE Milwaukie Avenue & Powell Blvd. Incredibly, the building and all the other major buildings visible are still with us today, although the church is now without its steeple.

A2009-009.910 SE Powell & Milwaukie 1939(City of Portland Archives)

802 Union Avenue, 1929

Dr. Dearborn’s (see yesterday’s post) neighbor to the immediate north was this home at 802 Union Avenue, by the pre-renumbering system. It did not fare as well as the sanitarium and the site is now a parking lot.

A2009-009.1009 3814 NE Union 1929(City of Portland Archives)

Gladsheim Sanitarium, 1929

Dr. Ella K. Dearborn turned her “well known Union Avenue residence” into the Gladsheim Sanitarium in 1915, according to The Oregonian. 800 Union Avenue back in 1929 is now 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and this building, with a highly modified facade, still stands between NE Beech and Failing Streets.

A2009-009.1007 3802 NE Union 1929(City of Portland Archives)

SE Milwaukie Avenue, c1930

We’re looking south down SE Milwaukie Avenue just south of Powell Blvd in this circa 1930 photo. The Sellwood Line streetcar rails split the street and Geller’s Theater, now known as the Aladdin Theater, is on the right.

A2009-009.901 SE Milwaukie near Powell Blvd 1932(City of Portland Archives)

SE 20th & Belmont, 1931

There’s an auto-related business on the northeast corner of SE 20th Avenue and Belmont Street today. Yesterday’s post showed there was one there in 1965, and today’s post shows there was one there in 1931 also. It might even be the same building still standing. The crew doing the sewer repair here seems to be doing it with a dusting of snow on the ground.

A2000-025.215  Sewer repair at SE 20th and Belmont 1931(City of Portland Archives)

SE 20th & Belmont, 1965

Here’s what SE 20th Avenue north to Belmont Street looked like in 1965. Since then, there have been more changes to the north of Belmont than to the south, it seems.

A2005-001.946 - SE 20th Ave looking north towards Belmont St 1965(City of Portland Archives)

Alberta Line Streetcar, 1944

This 1944 photo shows an Alberta Line streetcar at its terminus at NE 30th Avenue and Ainsworth Street. An article in the June 16, 1940 The Oregonian describes the new retail development on the southwest corner (left) and six-unit bungalow court development on the southeast corner.

A2009-009.4152 Streetcar along Alberta Line 1944(City of Portland Archives)