NE Union Avenue, 1961

Exterior of Bungalow style Fire Station 14 located at 4867 NE Union Avenue (MLK Jr. Boulevard), 1961. At the time of this image, this station was no longer in use.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Exterior of former Bungalow Fire Station 14, A2001-083, 1961

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Exterior of former Bungalow Fire Station 14, A2001-083, 1961

 

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8 thoughts on “NE Union Avenue, 1961

  1. Does anyone know what that thing is that is hanging to the right of the flag pole? Perhaps a fire alarm left over from when this was a fire station?

  2. The beacon hanging down is the warning light informing traffic that the apparatus is leaving the station. You have probably seen those yellow flashing lights that turn to red near fire stations. They have a yellow sign that identifies them as fire signals. The beacon in this photo is an earlier version.

  3. Jim: Yeah…that’s what I thought it was…it only seemed logical.
    Knickatknite: There are still one or two around here and there…ya just have to know what you’re lookin’ at…and yeah…sad that it’s gone, but I’ll be willing to bet it provided a major source of pride, security and comfort in the neighborhood during its prime!

  4. If you look at the Google street view for this address and click on the views prior to 2014, you can see that the firehouse was still there and looked like it was in pretty good condition (at least up to the last view in 2011).

  5. Torn down, and who knows why. Just an empty lot now.
    Most interesting to me is what is not there now along either side.
    No house. No interesting storefront. Just a lot of 1.5″ broken rock.

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