E Burnside Street, 1932 Posted on October 27, 2021 by Vintage Portland 13 E Burnside Street and 28th Avenue looking east, 1932. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2009-009.760. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
That is the Sun and Rosie building on the right that we saw the other day.
Wow, so cool. Much better then than now.
Does anyone have any speculation on the ivy covered building with the large tank above it?
I was trying to figure out what the tracks were. According to the 1933 trolley map, it looks as if there was a route that went east on Ankeny, and then turned north on 28th before splitting, part of it continuing east on Glisan, and part continuing north to where there’s now a wiggle in 28th just south of Broadway.
Looks like the “Numbers Man” is taking a break.
Anyone know what the building to the right is? It looks industrial with the large water tower.
what happened to good classical architecture ?
The building with the tank above is now the Archdiocese of Portland (Catholic) office. The structure was built as a trolley car barn but wasremodelled into office space along time ago. It probably something else at the time of this picture. Burnside & 28th Avenue was trolley car central for the eastside back in the day. Besides the preserved Trolley building at 2715 E Burnside, this building and the Whole Foods store across the street were trolley barns at one time.
Looks like a 26-27 Model T and a ’28 Chevy parked at the curb
Historic plumbing permits from the early 1930’s give a clue on the ivy covered building when it is described as a car barn (streetcar barn). Most everyone knows of the streetcar barn just west of 28th on the North side of Burnside, but there was a car barn east of 28th on Burnside also.
Wikipedia ( Ankeny streetcar Line)
The original Ankeny car barn was built in 1892 by the city and Suburban Railway Company, one of PRL&P;s predecessors. It was located at 24th and East Ankeny, but after fire destroyed it in 1894 it was rebuilt at 28th and East Burnside, on the east side of 28th. The complex was expanded in 1901 and 1910 through the construction of additional buildings, including bays D & E, located west of 28th between Burnside and Couch streets.
The Oregon Historical Society digital collection has a photo taken at the East Ankeny car barn. The photo shows streetcar employees in front of the East Ankeny car barn as several men sit on the roof of a streetcar, while others line up in the windows and in front. A wooden water tower can be seen in the background
Thanks, Dennis and JimW,
Perhaps after being burned out at 24th and Ankeny, the new building was constructed with the large water tank as part of a fire suppression system.
So it’s before the other roof went up on top of Sun & Rosie’s. If you look to the east end of the building, you can almost see the office door that used to say “Sun D. Wong” during the Sun & Rosie times. We used to call Sun “Uncle Don,” he was a friend of my parents.