NE Union & Alberta, 1936

A great view looking north up NE Union Avenue at Alberta Street. Auto-related businesses, a theater, drugstore and fountain and a business school give this place and time a great neighborhood feeling. No lack of utility poles and overhead wires either.

A2005-001.667 NE Union Ave north from Alberta 1936(City of Portland Archives)

NE Alberta & Union, 1947

A large portion of this area, looking east on NE Alberta Street at Union Avenue, remains intact since this 1947 photo. Most of the changes have taken place on lots that directly face Union (now Martin Luther King Blvd).

A2005-001.671 NE Union Ave and Alberta east 1947(City of Portland Archives)