NW Thurman Street, circa 1951 Posted on August 23, 2019 by Vintage Portland 11 NW Thurman Street at NW 21st Avenue looking west, circa 1951. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2001-025.78. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Block away from where I was brought home to, 1948
Nothing remains from this old photo that i can see.
@ryanvdz, I think the taller part of the Marine Electric building and the ivy covered building just past it are still there, just covered in metal siding. It looks like Marine Electric Co. may be the predecessor to the current occupant, EC Electric. https://ecpowerslife.com/our-history/
A year later on Thurman at 20th looking at the other side of the street:
Ha Ha !
Somebody mooning the camera !
All the photographs that we see on VP of old neighborhoods no longer around with their homes, apartments, ma & pop commercial establish etc. are a testament to the sort of short sighted thinking that brought about our so called rental shortage; that has brought us the glut of construction we have been witnessing in recent years. Huge boxy apartment buildings crammed into any available space (i.e. all the new construction just North of the Burnside bridge on the East side.
That 1947 Pontiac Chieftain Torpedo Coupe was a sweet ride.
Ursula Le Guin had a book about NW Thurman some 25 years ago.
the old beautiful neighborhoods no longer around now with SCUM boxy buildings with no soul !
Nothing remains from this old photo that I can see.
Forest Park, MacLeay Park, and the forested ridge of the west hills also remain. The original photo was taken a mere three years after our civic leaders had the vision in 1948 to preserve this tremendous civic asset, aided of course by tax foreclosures on properties related to attempted developments that had gone very badly for both the developers and buyers.
It’s not the west hills it’s the Tualatin Mt. range.