SW Barbur Blvd & Lowell, 1949

Here’s a reversal of yesterday’s view at SW Barbur Blvd. Taken the same day, this photo looks east across Barbur from the top of the stairs we saw yesterday. The market across the way is gone now but the building remains; on the left you can see down SW Lowell Street to Corbett Avenue.

A2005-005.55.2 SW Barbur Blvd East to storefront 1949(City of Portland Archives)

6 thoughts on “SW Barbur Blvd & Lowell, 1949

  1. Judging by the sign in the back of the truck, I’d bet it bet the truck belongs to the photographer who is probably a city employee…

  2. Never would have guessed the Digicraft building had been a 1940s convenience market.

    I’ve seen on old maps the wooded area at the bottom of Lowell and east of Corbett designated as a cemetery, but never have found out what happened to it. It’s all condos now.

  3. I am never able to walk this neighborhood, partly because it’s so cut up by high-speed streets and the Interstate, but also because I’m passing through to go to other parts of town. I’ve looked at some old Sanborn maps trying to get an idea of what this area looked like before it was broken up. I wish I knew how to make overlays on Google Maps or something! Are there any safe ways to walk this area without going through a scary underpass OR getting flattened by a car?

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