NE Broadway and 28th Avenue, 1929

This building, still standing on the corner of NE Broadway and 28th Avenue, housed several business, including Fernwood Pharmacy, one of the MacMarr Stores, Gaston Meats, and S & S Garage.


NE Broadway, 1929 : A2009-009.3425

NE Broadway, 1929 : A2009-009.3425


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17 thoughts on “NE Broadway and 28th Avenue, 1929

  1. Looks like Evangeline, starring Delores Del Rio, is playing across the street. Anyone know what theater was on the NE corner of NE 28th and Broadway in those days?

  2. Note the arched grate in the street near the fireplug. Those were still fairly common when I was a kid in the 1950s but are long gone now.

  3. Is that an after hours milk bottle drop box on the left.? …So adorable. It’s nice to see the first house on the right appears to be standing. But Its neighbor on the corner has been converted into a little “LA oasis”. 🙂

  4. Dare I ask what an “LA Oasis” is? 🙂

    And what’s the point of the arched grate? Maybe to reduce leaf-clogging?

    Try this for street view:

    It’s a better angle and easier to see when the darned street trees weren’t so big! They’re also in bloom, so that’s a nice bonus.

  5. I was referring to the palm trees and bright colors the building has been painted over the years. I think they planted those trees when it was an LA Fitness (or something like it) at least 15-20 years ago. The immediate area does have Spanish influenced architecture. So I guess they fit in.

  6. Mat,

    Perhaps what your looking at is a reflection of an advertisement for a movie playing down the street at the Irvington Theater, today’s Milo’s and Yuki’s restaurants.

  7. It would be the Irvington theater if you could see the reflection from 14th and Broadway where it was located

  8. Mat… this movie opened in early 29 at Tebbett’s Oriental theater Morrison and Grand in the Weatherly building.

  9. When I first moved to Portland 4 years ago, my house was right behind this shop. Good times! Its a pet store now.

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