SW Ankeny Street, 1971

Men working on pavement at SW 2nd Avenue and SW Ankeny Street, July 1, 1971.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, SW 2nd Ave. and SW Ankeny St. paving, A2012-005, 1975

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, SW 2nd Ave. and SW Ankeny St. paving, A2012-005, 1975

 

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14 thoughts on “SW Ankeny Street, 1971

  1. Here is one from fairly recently. But, you can still see the different kinds of dress.

    John

    Vintage Portland posted: “Men working on pavement at SW 2nd Avenue and SW Ankeny Street, July 1, 1971. View this image in Efiles by clicking here.”

  2. Dan & Louis’ Oyster Bar is still doing business from the 1892 Bickel Building*, just as it has been since at least 1907. It is not the oldest family restaurant in Portland (that honor goes to the 1879 founding of Huber’s), but it might be the second oldest.

    *In a bit of irony, the Bickel Building covers 1/2 of the block on which it stands, while UO’s Bickel Block only takes up 1/4 of its block.

  3. re: comments by tomjones3 & Greg
    Shame on you. The photo shows one person working, another holding up a shovel and two observers. A city of Portland crew would have at least 5 people for this project, must be a sub contractor.

  4. Ella Fitzgerald had dinner at the Oyster Bar in the 60’s. My father got me her autograph on their menu. The menu-an unusual shape, what was it?

  5. Before the restaurant installed drip lines so the street folks would get soaked if they sat on the sidewalk next to the building.

  6. wow, what is with all the anti union/road maintenance hate today? Seems to me they are constantly working on the roads downtown. The thing is you never see it, because it is often performed overnight to prevent congestion.

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