SE Stark Street, 1959

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

This picture was taken in 1959 as part of the County Road Department’s project documentation activities. The Silver Spur was located at 9409 SE Stark Street, which is currently at the off ramp for southbound Interstate 205.

 

The Silver Spur on SE Stark Street, 1959: Multnomah County Archives

The Silver Spur on SE Stark Street, 1959: Multnomah County Archives

 

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Lone Fir Cemetery, 1946

The Mt. Tabor Streetcar 652 passing the Lone Fir Cemetery. This view is looking south towards SE Morrison Street. The house in the background is still standing.

 

Mt Tabor car 652 passing Lone Fir Cemetery, 1946: A2011-007.219

Mt Tabor car 652 passing Lone Fir Cemetery, 1946: A2011-007.219

 

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E Burnside Street, 1934

E Burnside Street at 8th Avenue is looking west. The view from this location today is very similar to the one we see in this 1934 photograph.

 

Arcaded building at East 8th and East Burnside Street, Jan. 4, 1932: A2004-001.621

Arcaded building at East 8th and East Burnside Street, Jan. 4, 1932: A2004-001.621

 

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Sheridan Fruit Co., circa 1929

A number man is standing outside the Sheridan Fruit Company, located at the corner of Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Blvd.) and Alder Street.

 

Sheridan Fruit Co 333 SE Alder St., circa 1929: A2009-009.2435

Sheridan Fruit Co 333 SE Alder St., circa 1929: A2009-009.2435

 

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E Burnside Street, 1932

This image was taken from the east side of the Burnside Bridge, looking east. Both building on the right are still standing.

 

Eastside of Burnside Bridge, Jan. 4,1932: A2004-001.622

Eastside of Burnside Bridge, Jan. 4, 1932: A2004-001.622

 

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SE Hawthorne Blvd., 1951

A 1951 view of SE Hawthorne Blvd. at SE 20th Avenue, looking west. The three buildings on the right side of Hawthorne are still standing.

 

 SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 20th Ave. looking west, 1951: A2005-001.301

SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 20th Ave. looking west, 1951: A2005-001.301

 

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Fire Crew, circa 1910

A couple days ago we saw a full view of Fire Station 19, but today we get a closer view of the building, along with a horse drawn engine and crew outside of the station.

 

Crew and horse drawn apparatus pose outside station, circa 1910: A2001-083

Crew and horse drawn engine outside station, circa 1910: A2001-083

 

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