19 thoughts on “Edna-Mae Building, 1929

  1. The Bullier & Bullier real estate business of today was established in Portland in1999 and Eugene in 1983 by Albert Bullier and others and all are an Inactive business according to the State of Oregon.. I so remember the Bullier signs when I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s, primarily posted on commercial real estate. Wonder if the latter firms were formed by relatives of the old original. Is there not a Bullier building on SW Washington downtown?

  2. PastPortland translates it to the 800 block of sw 16th – but searching that, nw 16th and ne 16th shows it is long gone.

  3. After scanning some Oregonian real estate ads from ca. 1900 thru 1920s, it looks to me like the site of this “Edna-Mae” duplex would be at 181 or 185 16th St. at the corner of Yamhill, corresponding to corner of SW 16th Ave and SW Yamhill today. Apts. then advertised as “modern 7-room flats.” Everything there now is much newer, incl. Social Security offices and some Masonic lodge across street.

  4. P.S to above: The addresses 181 and 185 16th St. South translate to 805 and 815 SW 16th respectively … after the 1931 street address changes. This structure seems to have survived at least until late 1940s or early 1950s as an apartment complex, judging from its continued appearance in real estate vacancy ads.

  5. Don Tucker,

    Kelly’s Olympian is located in the downtown Bullier Building on Washington between 4th and 5th Avenue.

  6. Boy, it sure does, CJ. There are some differences in the later picture (i.e. the garage, the commercial building to the right, the single central entryway, etc.), but that could have all happened after remodeling. More tellingly, the house to the left of it appears to be the same in both photos. Do we know the location of this other photo?

  7. Yes: SW corner of SW 16th & Yamhill. They are the same building. The column on the far right bears the address “185” in both photos.

  8. It is the same house and I think it proves the old post couldn’t be in August because the tree (top left corner) is alive eighteen years later.

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