SW Hume Street, 1962 Posted on August 21, 2020 by Vintage Portland 10 SW Hume Street near SW 14th Avenue, 1962. City of Portland (OR) Archives, 3428 : View west on SW Hume St, A2000-033, 1962. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Looks like a great place to grow up as a kid. I-5 had recently been installed and was up and running when this photo was taken. It cut a huge swath and pretty much severed the neighborhood. The twin gabled building in the distance on the right side is still there (located on SW 17th and Multnomah Blvd). I think that’s the original Safeway store in the top middle. This was before it was remodeled in 1968.
My grandparents lived on Viewpoint Terrace and I remember walking one block up to the end of the street and “touring” the freeway construction site on weekends. The bulldozers were left where they stopped work and we loved to climb up on them. We were so surprised when they took out a row of nice houses across from the old Fulton Park school to make the infamous Terwilliger curves.
The gabled building would have been the former Golden Touch diner which is now a vegan diner (as far as I know, I haven’t been out much in the last few months) that I don’t recall the name of but has pretty good food for being vegan. At least it did the one time I went back in the The Before.
At least I think I see the gabled (I think I’m remember the roof style name right) through the trees up near the old Safeway building.
A little more built-up than it was then:
This area was still fairly rural at this time, lots of open lots and no stop signs had been placed at the corners of 14th Ave. & Hume and of course; there would now be the constant drone of freeway noise nearby to the West.
The 1956 Ford Country Squire parked on the street looks as though it had gone through some normal wear and tear for its age (dents, scrapes) but it does look like the owner had put off the replacement of the rear tires much too long.
Too fun! I grew up in Burlingame and used to walk down this street on my way to Capitol Hill Grade School every day!
I have a question about the file name of the photo. The photo file name has “1962_3428-sw-14th-ave-sewer_…” as the beginning of the file name. And there doesn’t seem to be a 3428 SW 14th Avenue and this is well after the great re-numbering, not to mention being on the wrong side of the Willamette. The closest thing I could find to where a 3428 SW 14th Avenue would be, if it went through between SW Hall Street and SW Westwood, what looks like a City of Portland water tank at 3418 SW Marquam Hill Road. Why is the file named the way it is? I would suspect 1962_1330-sw-hume-st-sewer . . . to be more accurate geographically speaking.
I would also like to point out that the street view igor posted is from Hume Court not Hume Street.
Here is SW Hume Street.
Over on the corner of SW 14th and Hume Street there is a house at 8131 SW 14th Avenue that has the same roofline and shape as the white house past the station wagon. And it even has the garage in the right place.
Oh and it appears the really tall evergreen tree near the curve in the street in the distance is still there!
The mail box for 1342 SW Hume Street might be in the same location today as in the one in the 1962 photo – it is hard to tell – but it does look like it has been downsized.
I think the building which is visible above the Ford wagon is 8037 SW 17th avenue. It is across I-5 just past SW Multnomah boulevard. The roof is at least very similar.
jandersonpdx, I would say the mailbox location for the 1342 SW Hume address is not the same as in 1962, it was moved to the uphill side of the driveway and placed nearer to the street.