NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 1959

NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (NE Union Avenue) between NE Davis Street and NE Everett Street looking south, 1959.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, VZ 53-59 : NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd between NE Davis St and NE Everett St looking south, A2011-013, 1959.

 

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NE Union Avenue, 1929

A number man on the corner of NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) at NE Davis Street, looking southwest, 1929.

 

121-135 NE Union Avenue  [Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd] at NE Davis Street, looking southwest, 1929: A2009-009.1767

121-135 NE Union Avenue [Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd] at NE Davis Street, looking southwest, 1929: A2009-009.1767

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NW Davis St. & 14th, 1917

A century ago, crossing NW 14th Avenue west on Davis Street would lead you to a row of residential homes and apartments. Today you’d take your life in your hands crossing an off-ramp from I-405 and then a fence would stop you from accessing what’s left of that block.

A2000-003.50 SE corner NW 14th Ave & NW Davis St. 1917(City of Portland Archives)

NW Front & Davis, c1930

Our Number Man probably could never conceive that the lot behind him would eventually hold a four-level parking structure with a helipad on the roof. He’s standing on the northwest corner of NW Front Avenue and Davis Street in this circa 1930 photo.

A2009-009.2484 Wood Lot NW Front Ave and Davis St c1930(City of Portland Archives)