N Greeley Avenue, 1970

Aerial of N Greeley Avenue and Overlook Park looking south, 1970.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, Aerial of N Greeley Avenue and Overlook Park looking south, A2012-005, 1970.

 

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Arbor Lodge, circa 1945

This aerial shows portions of the Arbor Lodge and Overlook neighborhoods. You can see what would become the Willamette dump site, N Greeley Avenue, N Ainsworth Street, and N Willamette Boulevard, circa 1945.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-005.1416.3

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-005.1416.3

 

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Mocks Bottom Barracks, circa 1945

An aerial view of Mocks Bottom barracks and the area near N Willamette Boulevard, N Killingsworth Street and N Greeley Avenue, circa 1945. Notice the building at the northeast corner of N Greeley Avenue and N Killingsworth Street – it was designed to accommodate the curve needed for the streetcar route. This route was no longer in use by the time this photo was taken, and the Bess Kaiser Hospital had not yet been built.

 

Aerial of Mocks Bottom Barrack, circa 1945: A2005-005.1416.9

Aerial of Mocks Bottom Barrack, circa 1945: A2005-005.1416.9

 

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Swan Island, 1967

After this 1967 photo, the Swan Island industrial area will undergo much more development to get up to the density it has today. Even the basin itself will be transformed; almost half of the center channel is now solid ground. The area in the lower left appears to be in the process of receiving more fill also.

(City of Portland Archives)

N Interstate & Greeley, 1940

Even in 1940 the intersection of N Interstate and Greeley was a maze of traffic dividers, directional signs and wires. Things haven’t gotten simpler in the intervening 70 years as we’ve now added freeway ramps, overpasses and light rail lines into the mix. There’s probably not a single thing in this photo that still exists.

(City of Portland Archives)