N Richmond St & Jersey, 1932

We got just a glimpse of The Harmony Dance Hall on the corner of N Richmond Street and Jersey Avenue last week; here’s a better look at it. That house in the background is still with us a block over on N. Ivanhoe.

A2009-009.2603 N Jersey & Richmond 1932(City of Portland Archives)

N Ivanhoe & Richmond, 1932

We saw the top of the dome on this building the other day; here it is from the front. At the time, the YWCA called the corner of N. Ivanhoe Street and Richmond Avenue home, now it’s the McMenamins St. Johns Pub.

A2009-009.2604 YWCA at N Ivanhoe and Richmond 1932(City of Portland Archives)

Lombard St Pedestrian Overpass, 1965

A curious view of the N. Lombard Street pedestrian overpass over the southbound I-5 on-ramp in 1965. The houses on the bluff above (looking southwest) survived the freeway construction but were razed sometime later to make way for a Fred Meyer store.

A2005-001.384 N Lombard St pedestrian overpass 1965(City of Portland Archives)

N Lombard Street, 1932

We’re likely to see our Number Man more often in the near future; he was very busy in the late 1920s-early 1930s. Here he’s documenting N. Lombard Street near Charleston Avenue in this 1932 photo. That appears to be the domed roof of today’s St. Johns Pub in the right background.

A2009-009.2605 N Lombard near Charleston 1932(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union Ave & Going, 1929

We find our Number Man in front of a classic old house on Union Avenue in 1929. The house (and elderly passer-by) are long gone, but the house in the background, just around the corner on NE Going Street, appears to still be there.

A2009-009.976 NE Union between Prescott & Going 1929(City of Portland Archives)

SE Morrison & 6th, 1932

Installation or repair of the streetcar line on SE Morrison causes a bit of a traffic jam, 1932-style. This view look east between 6th and 7th Avenues.

A2009-009.750- Construction on SE Morrison & 6th 1932(City of Portland Archives)