Morrison Bridge, circa 1950

View of the old Morrison Bridge looking towards downtown Portland, circa 1950.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, Morrison Bridge looking towards downtown Portland, A2007-002, circa 1950.

 

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13 thoughts on “Morrison Bridge, circa 1950

  1. Great cityscape with the view of the old Journal Building…now a portion of Waterfront Park.

  2. Portland’s Public Market (1933), the long white two spired building on the west waterfront must have been quite remarkable, part of Portland culinary history.

    “On December 15, 1933, “Portland’s Marvelous New Million-Dollar Market” was opened on “Portland’s new $2,000,000 seawall,” spanning 620 feet between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges. The Oregonian ran a four-page center spread that could scarcely convey the city’s excitement. Exclamation points abounded. The opening reception featured “plenty of music and fun!” (thanks in no small part to Slim Taft’s 21-piece swing band), “galaxies of lights!” and “entertainment every breathless, surprising hour!”
    Portland Public Market, also known as the Sea Wall Market, was touted as America’s largest and “History’s Greatest Food Market” by author and grocery store enthusiast Max Zimmerman in 1937. Adding to the European appeal of previous markets, the shopping aisles in the new Portland Public Market were given names taken directly from the famous markets of Europe: Rue St. Germain, Covent Gardens Road and Belfre Lane hearkened back to Paris, London and Bruges.” From article in link.

    https://pdx.eater.com/2015/1/30/7952797/take-a-look-at-the-epic-food-hall-portland-took-for-granted

  3. Also shows part of the eastbank waterfront before being destroyed and turned into a barren wasteland inhabited mainly by a freeway until recently.

  4. Donna: I believe that is the public service building which was the tallest building in Portland for a short time. You can almost see the Power Heat Light sign that was on top of the building.

  5. LOVE THE HAND PANITED SINGS ALL OVER THE CITY THE PLOW SING IS COOL LOOK SO 1920S ! WHAT IS THE BUILDINGS USE TODAY ?

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