NE Union Avenue, 1929

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.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.1025

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.1025

 

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NE 116th Avenue, 1950

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.

 

NE 116th Avenue and NE Shaver Street, 1950: Multnomah County Archives

NE 116th Avenue and NE Shaver Street, 1950: Multnomah County Archives

 

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N Interstate Avenue, 1963

N Interstate Avenue at N Shaver Street, looking north in 1963. It provides a great view of The Alibi, which is still in business.

 

View of the Alibi Resturant on N Interstate at N Shaver (VZ 444-63), 1963: A2011-013

View of the Alibi Resturant on N Interstate at N Shaver (VZ 444-63), 1963: A2011-013

 

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P&G Pure Food Store, circa 1930

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.

 

 Interior of D&G Food Store  at 1324 N Shaver, circa 1930 : A2008-001.28

Interior of P&G Food Store at 1324 N Shaver, circa 1930 : A2008-001.28

 

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MacMarr Store, circa 1931

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.

 

Exterior view of MacMarr Stores  at 3979 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, circa 1931 : A2008-001.50

Exterior view of MacMarr Stores at 3979 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, circa 1931 : A2008-001.50

 

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Nick’s Flower Home, 1929

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.

Nick's Flowers at 4040 NE Union between Shaver and Mason 1929 :  A2009-009.1013

Nick’s Flowers at 4040 NE Union between Shaver and Mason 1929 : A2009-009.1013

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