NE Broadway, 1960 Posted on December 27, 2019 by Vintage Portland 13 NE Broadway looking west towards NE 17th Avenue, 1960. City of Portland (OR) Archives, VZ 7-60 : NE 17th Ave and NE Broadway, A2011-013, 1960. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
I wonder what year NE Broadway at this point went from a two street to the current one way street west bound.
I used to love browsing in the Lloyds Furniture store…..
Every day in ever way things are becoming better and better. Indeed, this is best of all possible worlds.
It almost looks the same as in the vintage photo.
Regarding MIke’s question..Broadway was converted to a one way street in July of that same year. Interesting article on urbanism. Some business owners are not too happy with the conversion.
Mike the July 17, 1960 Oregonian reports that June 1960 traffic counts on NE Broadway as a 2 way street averaged 19,000 vehicles per day, and NE Weidler only had a average daily traffic count of 1,500 vehicles. The change was made to one-way before the Lloyd Center shopping center opened.
Are business owners ever happy? LOL.
That seems like an awful lot of snow for 1960 Portland. I remember some light dusting melting or disappearing with a light drizzle by 10 Am.
We were out of school on snow days for about a week that winter. Several feet of drifts at our house near Multnomah.
Vlad: This was Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Pink Panther) famous line as he went mad, “Every day, in every way, things are getting better and better.”
Interesting seeing an old family-run hardware store before ACE and True Value totally took over.
The snow makes the pastel colors in this photo really special. I don’t like this sort of weather in Portland at all.
I-H Metro Van
Lou: my post is composed of quotes from two great philosophers.