SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932

Men working on the Harrison and Hawthorne Boulevard sewer repair. This image was taken at SE 24th Avenue between SE Stephens Street and SE Market Street, looking north, circa 1932.

 

Harrison and Hawthorne Boulevard sewer repair, SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932: A1999-004.470

Harrison and Hawthorne Boulevard sewer repair, SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932: A1999-004.470

 

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7 thoughts on “SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932

  1. In a lot of older, inner Portland neighborhoods, it seems to me that corner lots often are the last to be sold and developed. The house in the contemporary view supplied by Steve Sharp looks like it is late 1940s or 1950s vintage. I’m guessing that corner lots are sometimes larger and assessed higher property taxes?

  2. Back then, I guess no one really bothered with traffic control when there was a street project like this – nor would it appear that they really needed any.

    Times and traffic loads have changed. I wouldn’t want to be the guy in the hole today, without barricades and flaggers to meter cars on by.

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