NE Union & Hancock, 1959

SE Grand Ave comes from the south then the feeder street swings around to dump northbound traffic here on Union Avenue at Hancock Street. This traffic pattern still holds today but the landscape has changed; only one single-family home still seems to be standing now.

A2005-001.675 NE Union Ave and Hancock southeast 1959(City of Portland Archives)

NE Hancock Street, Irvington, 1912

We looked at some beautiful Irvington homes several weeks ago, and now we’re back in that neighborhood circa 1912. This appears to be a hand-lettered card used as advertising by Hassam Paving, whom we can assume paved this section of NE Hancock Street. Can anybody nail down this location and determine if these houses still exist?

(City of Portland Archives)