N Lombard Street, 1945

Intersection of N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 31, 1945.

 

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 31, 1945: A2005-001.377

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 31, 1945: A2005-001.377

 

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13 thoughts on “N Lombard Street, 1945

  1. A few points looking at these old photos:
    1. It seems almost everyone wore hats.
    2. Most dentist offices were on the second floor above a retail establishment.
    3. Most eating establishments were simply called “cafe.”

  2. No worries.. This is a great site and with as many photos as have been posted, there are bound to be times when we repeat.
    Thank you for taking over this site and feeding our habit.😀

  3. Yeah, this site is too much a part of my day to let repeated photos matter. BTW – I hadn’t noticed… There is so much detail in these it’ll prompt new comments anyway. Thanks!

  4. Topical Trivia: It appears that Willis Hardware on N. Lombard and N. Portsmouth was a neighborhood fixture under that name from at least 1921 until about 1958, per Oregonian archives (business ads). Harry E. Willis (1910-1992) was a long-time owner of the store; he may have taken it over from his parents or some other relative when he and his family moved here from Louisiana ca. 1924. The store probably operated under the Willis name into the 1970s with a new owner.

  5. Another well know University Park neighborhood business. Is Weir’s Cyclery along Lombard Street. The bike shop was located in St. Johns business district for a short time. But has recently returned to area near this North Portland intersection.

  6. In the late 1980s and up until about 1990 or so there was a video rental store in the space formerly occupied by Willis Hardware. The video store was succeeded by a beauty supply shop, where I got my ears pierced in 1991.

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