NW Front & Davis, c1930

Our Number Man probably could never conceive that the lot behind him would eventually hold a four-level parking structure with a helipad on the roof. He’s standing on the northwest corner of NW Front Avenue and Davis Street in this circa 1930 photo.

A2009-009.2484 Wood Lot NW Front Ave and Davis St c1930(City of Portland Archives)

10 thoughts on “NW Front & Davis, c1930

  1. I hadn’t really looked too closely before at the storage tank though it appears in other photos. Was it a telescopic gas holder?

  2. Better move fast if you want to save it. The developer already has the demolition permit in hand and knowing the past track record of developers in Portland they often say one thing and do another. There has been a lot of historic structures lost in this manner. When the city gets through with it density mantra there won’t be enough room for a person to turn around in. I am glad I won’t live long enough to the full effects of it but my children and grandchildren will.

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