SE Grand Avenue, 1961

Logan Oldsmobile, located on the corner of SE Grand Avenue and SE Yamhill Street, looking southwest, 1961.

 

City of Portland Archive, Oregon, Logan Oldsmobile Company on the corner of SE Grand Avenue and SE Yamhill Street, A2011-013, 1961

City of Portland Archive, Oregon, Logan Oldsmobile Company on the corner of SE Grand Avenue and SE Yamhill Street, A2011-013, 1961

 

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19 thoughts on “SE Grand Avenue, 1961

  1. According to Google Earth it looks like it’s still there. Is that a large sculpture on the corner of Grand & Belmont?

  2. The red Cutlass coupe in the showroom is a 1962. Introduction day for the 1962 models was September 22, 1961 so this photo was taken after September 21, 1961. Great photo !

  3. wl. Thanks. I was talking about something on the Google Earth view. It’s at the foot of the bridge. Looks a bit too complicated to be a sign. Sorry. I’m not tech savvy enough to post here. It’s across Grand from that karaoke bar.

  4. I loved the turntable in the showroom…especially at night when all the interior lights were aimed at the particular car, revolving round and round. Every Sunday, after the traditional visit with the grandparents, we’d drive home via Grand Avenue and my hope was that the light would turn red, just in time, so we’d have to stop…giving me a better look at what was new and exciting in the window and on the turntable! Looks like the Cutlass was in the spotlight this time around! A-round…ha! Nice photo! Thanks!

  5. The Cutlass is to close to the glass to be on a turntable and the car behind to close to the Cutlass for a turntable. It was Lyman Slack Chevrolet that had the turntable which requires a large specific room for only one vehicle.

  6. After viewing this site since It’s inception I agree with the old adage “don’t believe everything you read”.

  7. May 19th 1935 Oregonian article states that this business opened the year before and that the owner originally lived across the street.

  8. Having had a 1950 and a 1953 Olds I knew the two tune up men at Logan Oldsmobile. One was co inventor of the B&H foot shift to replace the hand shift that Harleys had at that time. As I remember he rode a BMW.

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