18 thoughts on “N Stanton & Kerby Ave, 1955

  1. I think Jim is right. I believe its the beginning of the westerly expansion of Emmanuel Hospital (in those days). My memory is pretty hazy of it then, but my mother knew it very well in 1954.

  2. I am with Douge’s post

    “Blueprint for Portland”
    “Aim of city officials is to consolidate most of the city’s equipment storage and maintenance functions in a …It is a block bounded by N. Stanton and Graham streets and Kerby and Borthwick avenues.”
    “A four-story, block square municipal shop building is contemplated.” A sketch is included.

    Oregonian, Page 11, 1/6/1954

  3. Definitely the Emmanuel expansion, the view is from the NE corner of the intersection, which means the hospital is to the SE of the photo…

  4. Edward, judging by the slopes, this is looking at the NW corner of Kerby and Stanton, which is where a City of Portland transportation building is today. I do not believe any part of the hospital was ever at this site.

  5. Anybody who has ever worked for the city of portland has walked that sidewalk many times! Those houses are where the upper parking lot is now, Morris no longer goes through.

  6. So Douge and I were both correct. The City Offices are now where the dirt lot was and the Emmanuel parking lot is where the houses stood. I’ll check my copy of the History of Albina to see if it mentions when the expansion happened.

  7. The parking lot is the employee only lot for the city workers. You have to take a staircase down to the building, which looks to me to be about where one of these homeowners keeps their boat!

  8. According to Roy Roos’ “The History of Albina,” Emmanuel Hospital began its expansion program around 1969 as part of the an established urban renewal district set up by the city for this portion of old Albina.

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