Help Us Out! Posted on April 26, 2018 by Vintage Portland 16 Can anyone tell us where this lot is located? The image was taken circa 1976. City of Portland (OR) Archives, 1976. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Since that apartment looks a lot like the one I used to live in I’m guessing it’s the corner of NW 19th and Northrup.
The image is correctly oriented, the steel post suggests a busy street approaching a freeway. That mix of properties looks very central and the architecture doesn’t look very east side.
My gut tells me this is deeper in the alphabet streets near NW 20th. Street View on Vaughn doesn’t turn anything up, though.
Can’t wait to see what the hive mind comes up with.
Giant power pole and one-way street (driver is on the left side of the road) to me indicates either MLK or Grand. That’s all I’ve got.
When my wife was in Emmanuel, I did a lot of walking in the alphabet district. The architecture in this picture reminds me of what I saw at that time. I am playing with Google street view. Maybe, I’ll get lucky!
I meant Good Sam. Emmanuel was a different time but the same wife.
For what it’s worth, he newest car puts this at the late ’70’s, despite the ’56 Chev convertible.
NW also has one way streets.
NW 17th and Everett looking NE https://tinyurl.com/y847trf9
Thanks, CJ. You nailed it.
Ah, it’s a sign pole, not a power pole. Nice work.
Good detective work, CJ. And that little street tree has done very well for itself, and The City has respected it by moving the sidewalk around its now large trunk.
I love these mystery posts.
It’s a shame that the two stylish apt. buildings were replaced with an ivy covered
I am pleased to see that the little tree next to the sign post has survived. Some nice buildings with interesting architecture lost however.
I lived in the House next to the apartment building from 1970 to 1973 .
Chows Hardware owned the house I rented.
It was a beautiful 3 story house with a basement.
Elia’s Grocery was located at the spot where the cars are parked.
I used that lot as a parking lot when Billy Graham came to town.
I had a large collection of cars and trucks and used the entire east side of 17th as my private parking area.Lol.
I wanted to move that house to my 1/2 acre near 125th and Steele, but the Chown’s never notified me that they were going to expand their store.
In 1980 I moved to Milwaukie near where CTC is located.