SE 48th Avenue, 1932

These men are digging trenches for sewer repairs on SE 48th Avenue, between Sherman and Lincoln streets. The photo, taken in 1932, is facing north towards Lincoln.

 

SE 48th between Sherman and Lincoln, April 15, 1932 : A2000-025.248

SE 48th between Sherman and Lincoln, April 15, 1932 : A2000-025.248

 

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7 thoughts on “SE 48th Avenue, 1932

  1. Dan W.- I think the gambrel roof house on the left is still there too. It’s at 2115 SE 48Th. There is a house built on that corner that wasn’t there. The house straight ahead, enclosed its porch and lost a dormer and house to the left, lost a chimney but gained an upstairs window.

  2. A great picture in Southeast Portland. Not many from this area. A nice location. Someone needed wood more than others. I have a few “now” pictures on my timechanges.net.

  3. @ scott.That prodigious pile of slab wood stacked neatly at the curb in April is there for seasoning most likely, not for immediate use. Fire wood was delivered green,fresh from the mill and the wise would season the wood for a year. As for the unwise they would be wised up in a hurry when the fire department showed up to extinguish the resultant flue fire hopefully before it spread to the structure.

  4. I wonder if they left the wood out at the curb all Summer? If you tried that now, it would all be stolen by the next day.

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