SW Washington Street, circa 1927

View of the waterfront and SW Washington Street, looking west from the Willamette River, circa 1927.

 

 View of SW Washington Street looking west from the water, circa 1927: A2004-002.5653

View of SW Washington Street looking west from the water, circa 1927: A2004-002.5653

 

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6 thoughts on “SW Washington Street, circa 1927

  1. It looks like the only building left recognizable from this scene is the Spalding Building at 319 SW Washington. I think its the farthest ‘skyscraper’ on the right side of the photo showing seven windows.

    This sure shows a different approach to enjoying the waterfront than today.

  2. As Mike G notes, that’s the Spalding Building on the right with the seven windows across the top, and that’s clearly a block over to the right, so this isn’t Washington Street at all. Instead, we’re actually looking west along SW Alder St. and the tallest building in the photo, just on the right side of Alder, is the back of the Yeon building on the corner of 5th and Alder, which still looks pretty much the same today.

  3. And here’s a similar view today.

    Also, is that the Dekum Building in the photo above, just to the left of the Spalding Building? SImilar windows across the top, but not sure it isn’t a little off (and it looks a block closer than the Spalding which isn’t right).

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