N Vancouver Avenue, 1949

Benny Ell’s Tavern and Vancouver Avenue Super Service auto repair shop are visible in this photograph of N Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street, looking west, February 25, 1949.

 

N Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street looking west: A2001-007.610

N Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street looking west: A2001-007.610

 

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6 thoughts on “N Vancouver Avenue, 1949

  1. Portland the year I was born. A lot of neighborhoods looked like that in the 50’s & 60’s. thanks for posting.

  2. @ Laura: The street sign shows the car in the photo is heading south on Vancouver, so that would be the NW corner.

  3. I would say it’s the NW corner and that the photo was taken from what was then the Wonder Bakery located on the SE corner–now gone. Back in the 60s that bakery hosted “field trips” with the reward a Twinkee, Sno-Ball or chocolate cupcake complete with squigglies on top. Of course these days such treats would be deemed politically out of bounds.

  4. The NW corner is correct with the Wonder Bakery on the SE . Right across the street from Ell’s Tavern on the NE side was Leton Drug Store It became a tire lot location later. Condos are now on that site.. Soon after this picture was taken in 49, Ell built The Olympic Room next to the Leton Drug store which later became Van’s Olympic room .
    The old Ell family lived on Ivy near Gantenbein., and am pretty sure that family also started the Alibi on Interstate. I’m getting old. My family grew up in that neighborhood in 1905.

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