10 thoughts on “SW Lowell & Corbett, 1939

  1. Noticing the stack of wood on the curb, is it true that it was shared by the community? Wish we had that now days, I’m out of wood! PLEASE no more snow!

  2. Wasn’t there a vintage picture some time ago of a neighborhood street that showed wood stacked in front of all of the houses on that street? Does anyone know where that picture is, or one similar to it?

  3. that’s the year I was born but we lived across the street from a Piggly Wiggly off of burnside on King Street. My mom had no car so she walked to work as a nurse to ST. Vincent’s and we rode the streetcar to downtown

  4. There used to be a South Portland column in the CTLH newspaper that talked about the streetcar on Corbett.

    Apparently the parallel streets that go up the hill at the very south end of Corbett had something to do with the streetcar getting enough momentum to come back up the hill going north. Wish I could remember more details.

  5. This is so cool! I live just out of frame (about 50 feet to the right) in an old house, built in 1880. I believe it was a boarding house, based on how plain and “functional” the outside is, and also due to the history of the John’s Landing area back in the day…
    I’ve scoured the internet, and purchased Stephan Leflar’s draft manuscript of the History of SW Portland to study the area, but I have still been unable to find any historic photos or mention of my house.

  6. Melissa, go to the history center by psu. They have old photos filed by street name. I found 4 photos of my house. One of the pics is of a house at intersection of barbur and Lowell street that was moved so barbur could be widened

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