St. Vincent Hospital, circa 1911

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.


View of St. Vincent s Hospital, circa 1911: A2004-002.7793

View of St. Vincent s Hospital, circa 1911: A2004-002.7793


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NW 10th & Johnson, c1925

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.

A2009-009.1729 NW 10th & Johnson c1925(City of Portland Archives)

Westside Flood Waters, 1948

Spectators watch from the Broadway ramp as city crews work to build a temporary dike during the spring 1948 flood. It appears there was no Irving Street access to and from the ramp at that time. Union Station is over our right shoulder in this view to the west.

A1999-004.1051 temp flood control dike NW Irving at Broadway ramp 1948
(City of Portland Archives)

Campbell Townhouses, 1974

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.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Broadway Bridge Ramp, 1959

This 1959 image looks north alongside the NW Broadway ramp to the Broadway Bridge. The ramp, bridge and train station look pretty much the same today. Those two gentlemen on the left would probably be inside the main post office building now.

(City of Portland Archives)

NW Irving & 9th, 1917

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.

(City of Portland Archives)