SW Water Avenue, 1929.

View of neighborhood and housing near SW Water Avenue looking north to SW Sherman Street, 1929. This area was demolished to make way for I-405 and the South Auditorium Urban renewal area.


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2001-062.96.


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South Portland Aerial, c1938

A fantastic aerial photo from circa 1938 showing old South Portland, from today’s Riverplace area and PSU campus through Duniway Park and the Veteran’s Hospital in the distance. The large industrial complex at lower center is the old Smith & Watson Iron Works, makers of cast iron architectural pieces for many of Portland’s early commercial buildings, as well as fire hydrants that can be found today.

A2010-001.93 Aerial of SW Portland c1938(City of Portland Archives)