A number man standing in front of 4000-4016 NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) near NE Shaver Street, looking east, 1929. For more information on the number man, please click here.
Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.
This photograph is at NE 116th Avenue and NE Shaver Street from January 1950. This was the third snowiest month in Portland on record with nearly 33 inches of snow.
N Interstate Avenue at N Shaver Street, looking north in 1963. It provides a great view of The Alibi, which is still in business.
According to the 1930 Polk Directory, P&G Pure Food Store was located at 26 Shaver Street, which became 1324 N Shaver Street after the street renumbering in 1933.
Yesterday’s post featured a MacMarr Store, so we thought we’d show you another one that was located on the corner of NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Union Ave. at the time) and Shaver St. This building is still standing today.
Here we see the “number man” standing outside Nick’s Flower Home in 1929. This building was located at 4040 NE Union Avenue between NE Mason Street and Shaver Street. As most of you know, Union Ave. became Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. These building are no longer standing.