SW 4th and Yamhill, circa 1925

This view of SW 4th Ave. and Yamhill St. includes the exterior of the Public Employment Bureau, a men’s restroom, and a market storefront. The building formerly housed Portland’s Central Fire Station 1, which was built in 1890. Prior to the Central Fire Station occupying the site, it was home to the Volunteer Fire Department’s Vigilance Hook and Ladder dating back to the 1850s. This image was taken circa 1925.

 

Public Empolyment Bur exterior view SW 3rd and Yamhill, circa 1925 : A2009-009.90

Public Empolyment Bur exterior view SW 4th and Yamhill, circa 1925 : A2009-009.90

 

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9 thoughts on “SW 4th and Yamhill, circa 1925

  1. In the 1960’s-70’s this building was home to Ed Caduro Antiques as well as Harvey Welch, an interior designer. I was assistant to Welch. It was a bold move to go “down there” from our old location at 10th and Yamhill. The Farmers Market was still operating and bums came into the shop frequently.

  2. Great photo! It looks like the spare tires on both those vehicles make better bumper protection than as actual usable tires.

  3. xdd, your mention of those spare tires, especially the one car with 3 spares, reminds be of that line in Kris Kristofferson’s song. Sunday Morning Coming Down. “found my cleanest dirty shirt”.

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