N Richmond St & Jersey, 1932

We got just a glimpse of The Harmony Dance Hall on the corner of N Richmond Street and Jersey Avenue last week; here’s a better look at it. That house in the background is still with us a block over on N. Ivanhoe.

A2009-009.2603 N Jersey & Richmond 1932(City of Portland Archives)

N Ivanhoe & Richmond, 1932

We saw the top of the dome on this building the other day; here it is from the front. At the time, the YWCA called the corner of N. Ivanhoe Street and Richmond Avenue home, now it’s the McMenamins St. Johns Pub.

A2009-009.2604 YWCA at N Ivanhoe and Richmond 1932(City of Portland Archives)

N Philadelphia & Ivanhoe, 1944

Today’s post brings us to St. Johns in 1944. This view looks north with N. Philadelphia in the foreground and Ivanhoe Street going off to the upper left. Burgerville is now at the Acme Beer sign location, and the St. Johns Cinema building can be seen in the distance.

(City of Portland Archives)