SE Clay Street, 1929

A number man standing outside an apartment building on SE Clay Street and SE Union Avenue (SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), 1929.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.2432

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.2432

 

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SW Clay Street, 1979

Demolition of a building on the block where the KOIN Center now stands. This image was taken on the corner of SW Clay Street and SW 2nd Avenue, looking northwest, 1979.

 

Demolition of the building on block to house the KOIN Center, 1979: A2001-001.7

Demolition of the building on SW Clay Street and 2nd Avenue, 1979: A2001-001.7

 

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Sheldon’s Service Station, 1927

Sheldon’s Service Station was located on the corner of SE Clay and 12th Avenue. This photograph was taken looking east towards SE Ladd Avenue, 1927.

 

Sheldon's Service Station, 1927 : A2009-009.444

Sheldon’s Service Station, 1927 : A2009-009.444

 

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Downtown, 1975

Standing atop the parking garage at SW 1st and Jefferson, we get a good view to the south and a changing Portland skyline of 1975. Newer buildings south of Clay are still standing today, while those north of Clay have been replaced. Notice the tunnels leading under the street where the Marriott Hotel site is being excavated.

Downtown parking garage 1975(City of Portland Archives)

Urban Renewal, 1965

The c1892 Coeur d’Alene Building and the 1883 Spaulding Building on SW 1st Avenue between Clay and Columbia are highlighted in this feature article in The Oregonian of August 1, 1965. The one-page feature, outlining plans for the a second urban renewal project just north of the South Auditorium Urban Renewal District, can be seen here.

(The Oregonian. Retrieved from http://infoweb.newsbank.com)