Several years ago, a side view of the hospital was posted. Today we bring you the front view of St. Vincent Hospital, located at NW Westover Road between Glisan and Irving Streets, circa 1911.
Long before the Pearl District became a trendy shopping and residential area, and even when it was a gritty industrial area, it contained single family homes and rooming houses. This circa 1925 photo shows NW 10th Avenue at Irving street looking north. The large structure on the far right is the back of what we know today as the Ecotrust building. And amazingly enough, a portion of the wall on the left, including door openings and steel shutters, still stands at the corner with Johnson Street. The block is in the center of this aerial photo taken in 1939 after the wooden structures had been removed.
This lovely row of 1893 Queen Anne townhouses sits on NW Irving Street at NW 17th Avenue. The little streetside trees shown here in 1974 have matured into pretty large trees so the townhouses, also known as the Irving Street Brick Rowhouses, can be hard to see. You might get your best view during the winter months.
This four-story brick building served for about 80 more years after this photo was taken. It was occupied by a number of businesses over the years, including “Heywood Bro’s and Wakefield Co’s Wholesale Furniture” and United States Rubber Co., according to Sanborn maps. It was demolished in the late 1990s to make way for the 10th@Hoyt apartments. This 1917 view looks west on NW Irving from 9th Ave.