SW Alder Street, 1962

Looking southeast along SW Alder Street towards the Morrison Bridge, 1962. Richman Bros. Company and J.J. Newberry Company are visible.


City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-002.305

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-002.305


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6 thoughts on “SW Alder Street, 1962

  1. The Meier and Frank loading dock was on Alder, and was usually crammed with trucks. Maybe this was taken on a Saturday or after working hours.

  2. Across from Meier & Franks…on the SW corner of 6th…and across the street from Richman Bros.-the facade was almost a chocolate marble and the tall capitol letters were done in a brush chrome…after playing around with the photo for a while, I finally remembered…it was ZUKORS! Always loved that storefront!

    Oh…Carter Kennedy…I think you might be right about the day of the week…otherwise, the traffic would be jammed on Alder, waiting for those damn M&F trucks to unload all their merchandise! I agree, because it just looks a little too “busy” for Sunday traffic…there wasn’t that much open shopping downtown on Sundays back then.

    Wonder what two-tone color scheme that ’56 Ford is? 🙂

  3. The facade is still a chocolate marble which is even more appropriate now that Moonstruck Chocolate occupies that space.

    Does anybody know the name of the diner that was where the Payless shoe store is now?

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