4th Avenue Extension, 1933

The clearing process in the 4th Avenue extension, now SW Barbur Boulevard. This view is looking south along SW Barbur Boulevard (the 4th Avenue extension) toward SW Arthur Street, showing where old train trestle had been torn down, 1933.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A1999-004.451

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A1999-004.451

 

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SW 4th Ave. and Madison St., 1940

In this view of SW 4th Avenue you can see the Multnomah County Court House and McElroy’s Spanish Ballroom, located on the corner of SW Main Street. Can you see any other establishments in this image?

 

SW 4th and Madison, 1940: A2009-009.560

SW 4th and Madison, 1940: A2009-009.560

 

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SW 4th and Morrison, 1940

The photograph for today is of a street car going through the busy downtown intersection at SW 4th Avenue and Morrison Street. Fred Meyer, Dr. J. J. Colton, Dentist, and Chown Hardware are just a few of the businesses that line these downtown streets in 1940.

SW 4th Ave. and Morrison St. 1940 : A2005-001.863

SW 4th Ave. and Morrison St. 1940 : A2005-001.863

 

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R.M. Gray, 1909

R.M. Gray was a men’s furnishings store at 273-275 Morrison Street in 1909. On the northeast corner of SW 4th and Morrison, the building is long gone, replaced by a full-block parking garage. Entering the street level shop where these doors once stood would lead you to some Buffalo Wild Wings today.

rm gray store 17933 1909(University of Oregon Libraries)