N Lombard Street, 1945

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 1945. Willis Hardware and Wonder Market are visible in the image.

 

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, 1945: A2005-001.377

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, 1945: A2005-001.377

 

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9 thoughts on “N Lombard Street, 1945

  1. Would you happen to have a picture of the Opposite corner ? The big fabric world building? Thanks

  2. Did the hardware store dispense 76 gas at the curbside?Note pump(?) Behind ’40 Chevy in front of store.

  3. @Mike G 8:58: Several years ago some old timers told me that it was not unusual for auto parts stores to have gas pumps, so it is not a stretch for a hardware store to have one since hardware stores back then generally carried a variety of items, even accessories for cars.

    It seems we have gone full circle with businesses other than serve stations now providing charging stations for electric cars.

  4. So, it looks like the “76” building lost it’s top floor?
    The bottom half looks the same. This is strange.
    The building to the East is obviously new.

  5. Quadr04, both buildings in the Google Streetview are the same buildings. The building farthest from us was built in 1925 (per PortlandMaps.com), but has a new facade. The building on the corner was built around 1914, but has indeed had the top stories removed. While most modern property owners leave unused floors vacant, it wasn’t uncommon for them to remove floors during the 50s and 60s.

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