NE 70th Avenue, 1962

Children gathered to watch men work on a water main break at NE 70th Avenue and NE Prescott Street, May 29, 1962.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Main break at NE 70th Ave. and NE Prescott St., A2012-005, 1962

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Main break at NE 70th Ave. and NE Prescott St., A2012-005, 1962

 

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President Eisenhower, 42nd & Prescott, 1956

A bit late for President’s day, this photo shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower passing the intersection of NE 42nd and Prescott in 1956. The little grocery building is still on the corner today. Here’s another photo of Ike on that same campaign swing.

(City of Portland Archives)

Vernon Standpipe, 1920

Eagle-eyed VP fan Carter was looking at last week’s 1914 look down SW Broadway and had this comment, “What is that tall white tower off in the distant northeast? Is that in Irvington or is it farther off? Or is that a mark on the film?”

It turns out that the white tower is actually the Vernon Standpipe, or water tank. It was on the site of the present-day Vernon Tank Playground at NE Prescott and 20th Ave. The tank was moved around the time of this photo to St. Johns and can currently be seen at N. Willamette Blvd. and Oswego Ave.

(City of Portland Archives)