SW Barbur & Lowell, c1933

As a followup to yesterday’s post, we see the same house at 180 Lowell Avenue from the under-construction Barbur Blvd. side. The foundation is gone and it’s up on temporary supports; perhaps it was moved somewhere in the neighborhood and is still around?

A2001-008.24 SW Barbur Blvd at SW Lowell c1933(City of Portland Archives)

180 SW Lowell Ave, 1932

This home at 180 SW Lowell Ave at one time sat adjacent to the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way, seen here on the left. The right-of-way was acquired by the state highway department in the early 1930s and Barbur Blvd. laid on its path. This home may have been demolished for construction of the highway.

A2009-009.2315 SW Lowell St 1932

(City of Portland Archives)

Helen Bernhard Cakes, NE Broadway, 1929

The Helen Bernhard Cakes shop used to operate out of this Dutch Colonial house on NE Broadway between NE 17th and 19th Avenues. The bakery is still in business but runs out of a shop which would be just out of the picture frame to the left.

A2009-009.3312 Helen Bernhard Cakes 1725 NE Broadway 1929(City of Portland Archives)

Swan Island Airport Terminal, c1940

VP Fan and previous contributor Bud Holland sent in another great entry. This is the old Swan Island Airport terminal building circa 1940. Bud seems to remember that this was used as the headquarters of Oregon Shipbuilding during WWII. Can anybody provide more information on this? Great photo, Bud, thanks again!

swan island airport(Bud Holland)

NE Union Avenue, 1929

The building with this odd configuration is long gone from NE Union Avenue between San Rafael and Tillamook Streets. The section to the left looks like a duplex or rooming house, while Mr. Elliott may have been running his sharpening business from the front of his home on the right.

A2009-009.1806 NE Union between San Rafael & Tillamook 1929(City of Portland Archives)