N Philadelphia Ave, c1930

Our Number Man is documenting a corner somewhere along N. Philadelphia Avenue in St. Johns circa 1930. I’m hoping one of our astute Vintage Portland followers will be able to identify the cross street.

A2009-009.2610 N Philadelphia 1932(City of Portland Archives)

7 thoughts on “N Philadelphia Ave, c1930

  1. The building with the Fuller sign is the same in the picture posted on March 6th 2014 from the opposite direction. That would make it Ivanhoe I believe.

  2. Oops, the typing fingers aren’t warmed up yet. that should be Central Hotel, not Centralo.

    Dave, I don’t know if you know this, but if you click on a VP photo, it will take you to a larger and higher resolution version.

  3. Little bit surprised the day after Memorial Day and this posting didn’t elicit another comment about the poster advertising All”s Quiet On The Western Front. Still critically acclaimed. Talk about forgotten heroes of forgotten wars I guess.

    I know it’s off topic. Just saying.

  4. Note that there is still a sewer drain near the apex of the corner at N Philadelphia and N Ivanhoe, along with an overhead powerline, whereas the opposite corner (the approach to the St. John’s Bridge) has neither of these features in evidence today.

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