Men painting Thurman Bridge, 1935.
Blanchet House is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! The photos below show lines for meals served at the Blanchet House. The first meal served to 200 men were beans, bread, butter, and coffee. Located near Union Station in Old Town Portland, Blanchet House served an unemployed and underemployed mostly male population of transient workers and immigrants. There is an exhibit of Blanchet House history at the Oregon Historical Society until June 5.
NW Wilson Street and NW 23rd Avenue, 1939.
NW Broadway at NW Flanders Street, 1934.
NW 3rd Avenue and NW Hoyt Street, 1948.
Rose City Sanitarium located at 801 NW 23rd Avenue, 1909.
Fallen tree at NW 17th Avenue and NW Everett Street, 1958.