Blanchet House is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! The photos below show lines for meals served at the Blanchet House. The first meal served to 200 men were beans, bread, butter, and coffee. Located near Union Station in Old Town Portland, Blanchet House served an unemployed and underemployed mostly male population of transient workers and immigrants. There is an exhibit of Blanchet House history at the Oregon Historical Society until June 5.
Category Archives: Glisan Street
NW Glisan Street, 1920
Damage to the lighted archway at NW 3rd Avenue and NW Glisan Street, 1920. We saw this same damage from another angle in a previous post.
NE 82nd Avenue, circa 1925
The Standard Oil Service Station located at NE 82nd Avenue and NE Glisan Street, circa 1925.
NE Glisan Street, 1969
Heating by Sandberg located on the corner of NE Glisan Street and NE Union Avenue (NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), 1969.
NE 82nd Avenue, 1950
Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee (center) with group, including individuals from the Blind School, crossing at NE 82nd Avenue and NE Glisan Street, 1950. Traffic Engineer Fred Fowler is immediately behind the Mayor.
NE Glisan Street, 1956
NE Glisan Street at NE 28th Avenue looking west, 1956.
NE Glisan Street, 1963
NE Glisan Street and NE 60th Avenue looking west, 1963.