NE 42nd Avenue, 1962

NE 42nd Avenue between NE Killingsworth Street and NE Emerson Street, 1962.


City of Portland (OR) Archives, VZ 272-62 : NE 42nd Ave between NE Killingsworth St and NE Emerson St, A2011-013, 1962.


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11 thoughts on “NE 42nd Avenue, 1962

  1. The building lost it’s fin, as is now the home of the Knights of Columbus but otherwise the scene looks very similar:

  2. Leo Plasker began selling washers and dryers out of his house around the corner on 5266 NE 43rd Ave in the 1940’s. He eventually moved into this building (5334 NE 42nd Ave) in late 50’s where he expanded his inventory to include TVs and stereophonic components. He would last until early 70’s when his business closed and the building became a 2nd hand clothing store called the Wear Haus.

  3. The building in its original state was a modest but attractive mid century modern, the remodels were a disaster as usual. Eliminating the glass front wall and replacing it with smaller vertical rectangular windows really was misguided.The same could be said for the removal of the pylon.

  4. My first car was a 1957 Ford, which I think is the car on the right. Mine was blue and white. Eventually I abandoned it on I-5.

  5. The 1959 Rambler Cross Country looks good parked in front of the building off the street to the right. The black & white paint job on the building is popular around Portland today.

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