NE Sandy Boulevard, 1947

The Hollywood Ballroom located on NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 40th Avenue and NE 41st Avenue, 1947.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 40th Avenue and NE 41st Avenue, A2001-083, 1947.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 40th Avenue and NE 41st Avenue, A2001-083, 1947.

 

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11 thoughts on “NE Sandy Boulevard, 1947

  1. If anyone else can spot the horse parlor just quietly raise your hand and chuckle. I’ll say no more.
    I notice the hose truck is hooked up and the boys are on the corner. Any body know what that was about.

  2. Interesting there is a fire truck and hose and the windows are open on the 2nd floor.

    Why is neon such an attractive medium for signage? I am seriously asking. It is at once modern and vintage, harsh, jarring and discordant with just about every style of architecture. Yet it just works! Maybe there was a time when neon was seen as an eyesore.

  3. There was a fire in the dance studio caused by smoker’s carelessness. The fire started the night before the picture was taken, but continued on through part of the next day. Major water damage was reported in the Shake Shop and around the corner in a camera store, however the stores facing Sandy also suffered water damage; just not as much.

    In the late 50’s and early 60’s I remember the Shake Shop as Matt Vetsch Ice Cream store and the jewelry store was Ray Gustafson’s Jewelry. I bought my wife’s wedding ring there 47 years ago. Hunter’s Record store was along this row of stores. My first purchase was a 45 record of Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog and Don’t Be Cruel. As I recall the records sold for 99 cents which was a lot of money for me.

    Around the corner on 40th was a post office and Vic’s Hobby Shop (before he moved over by Yaw’s). KC Cleaner’s was also on the west side 40th Ave. KC lived in the house that served as a store front. He had me weed and clean up the backyard once and it took me three days. He paid me $9 for the work. That was probably the most money I ever had at one time at this point in my life.

    Sorry for rambling. The picture just opened up a flood of memories.

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