SE 39th Ave & Stark, 1949

Monday’s photo at SE 39th and Belmont had so many comments that I thought this companion photo might be as well received. This was taken just a few blocks north, looking south down SE 39th at Stark Street on the same date. Those linemen can be seen rewiring the utility poles in this photo too.

A2000-025.2111 Before widening SE 39th south of Stark 1949(City of Portland Archives)

E Burnside & NE 8th Avenue, 1927

This building on the northwest corner of East Burnside and NE 8th Avenue shows what it looked like before it underwent the “arcade” process. As Burnside was to be widened right up to the support columns, workers moved the street level storefronts back so the sidewalk could pass under the floors above, creating an arcade. There are still a few of these arcade buildings left and this is a nice example.

Building on NW corner SE 8th and Burnside 1927(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Graham, 1929

This old building on the northwest corner of NE Union at Graham Street had quite a distinctive look. The photographer managed to capture a few of the neighborhood denizens, including the two children watching from the second floor window.

A2009-009.1039 NE Union & Graham 1929(City of Portland Archives)

SE 39th Ave & Belmont, 1949

SE 39th Avenue was just another north-south suburban street until it’s designation as an artery and widening to 90 feet. Here is what it looked like as it passed Belmont Street in 1949 before the widening project.

A2000-025.2109 Before widening SE 39th north of Belmont 1949(City of Portland Archives)

NW Front & Everett, 1930

We saw the Zeta Psi building (background) being demolished in a previous post. Further plans were afoot another block north on NW Front Street and our Number Man was on the scene to document the southwest corner at Everett Street.

A2009-009.2483 Consolidated Supply Co Pipe Warehouse NW Front and Everett 1930(City of Portland Archives)

Creston Park, 1935

If you couldn’t be in the Creston Park swimming pool on this nice August day in 1935, seeking shade under a tree was an alternative way to stay cool. This view is roughly northeast; Creston School was on the south side of Powell Blvd, at about 47th Avenue.

A2009-009.1231 Creston Park 1935(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 9th, 1929

This fine old house was being documented by the city for some unknown reason in 1929. We do know that it no longer sits on the southeast corner of  NE Broadway and 9th Avenue, but it looks like its neighbor to the south fared better.

A2009-009.3264 - Residence NE Broadway and 9th Ave 1929(City of Portland Archives)