Studio Building, 1964 Posted on March 24, 2023 by Vintage Portland 12 The Studio Building located at SW Taylor Street and SW 9th Avenue, 1964. City of Portland (OR) Archives, AP/29889. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
I am so happy that it’s still there!!
Up, Up and Away!
cars are parked in what later became Director Park
So there was a Standard gas station with 1 hour 40 cent parking where Direc tors Park is now; that’s an improvement.
Amazingly all three buildings in the background still remain:
Medical Arts Building.
Building at left
The gas station has gone, but the rest of the image is surprisingly similar
That 1950 Chevy 1-ton panel truck parked in the center was a real workhorse.
The Guild Theater started its life as a recital hall for the music and drama students in the adjacent Studio Building.
Today the theater is a Japanese bookstore.
Attached to the left corner of the Studio building is the sign for the Guild theater which is on SW 9th to the right of the Studio building, and today reads Pastini
I like the faces of the famous composers on the SW Taylor side of the of this building. Not pictured.
Here is a little info on the parking garage shown in the streetview.
This building was built in 1927 and opened on August 29, 1927 as “Bates Motoramp Garage” at the corner of SW Taylor & 9th ( 9th was West Park in 1927) and sits between SW Taylor & SW Salmon and had 550 parking spaces.
Oregonian August 29, 1927 excerpt
MOTORAMP GARAGE OPEN
Thousands visit building to view auto show
More than 15,000 people visited the automobile show that was held Friday, Saturday, and yesterday at the Bates Motoramp garage in West Park street as a feature of its opening. Those were entertained by Novak’s Vaudettes, and were shown 150 of the newest models of practicaally every make of car sold in Portland.
Now there’s a building I didn’t know existed.