N Prescott Street, 1939 Posted on August 25, 2021 by Vintage Portland 9 Completed sidewalk and curb project at N Prescott Street and N Interstate Avenue, 1939. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2000-025.1183. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
I used to live there and recognize nothing. Is this facing east?
That neighborhood’s character is surprisingly durable despite constant city planning flux: grid changes, an airport, freeway planning, light rail, redevelopment…
nice stack of slab wood there at the curb out drying
Given the unusual alignment (wide road to narrow road) we are looking across Interstate and east on Prescott. I can’t find any houses in today’s photo that still exist. https://tinyurl.com/yb8nbj3z
My guess is that the camera was facing East in today’s photo. Not much survives from this time, today.
That’s a very tall, neatly stacked delivery of wood next to the car…it would be tough to unload and re-stack somewhere.
I’ve run out of time but I think the sedan is a 1930 Oakland. Not sure though as I could not find a sedan with the aerodynamic “triangle” stamped on the front windscreen shade.
Schmamps yes this photo is looking east and much has changed since 1939. The houses on the right side were torn down 2009/2010, but the two houses in the center are still there. The house on the left is at 4418 N Montana & the house on the right is at 4404 N Montana.
The photo in Efiles is “A2000-025.1183 : Completed sidewalk and curb project at N Prescott St from Interstate to Maryland”
So yep, as many have already confirmed, it faces east. Hard to believe we’re looking at homes that wouldn’t be standing for decades to come.
I believe these are the same two houses in the center of the photo, though it looks like some modifications have been done to the house on the left: https://email@example.com,-122.6798277,3a,90y,108.76h,90.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7QxSL3MQbbFm_5JRH46HKg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
I believe the wood slabs are stacked in front of Gunsolley Realty home.