Johnson Creek, 1934

The men in this image are doing preliminary work on Johnson Creek, near SE Tacoma St. On the left side of the image you can see the sign for Puncer Bros. Tannery.

 

Preliminary work on Johnson Creek near SE Tacoma St., Jan. 25, 1934 : A2000-025.763

Preliminary work on Johnson Creek near SE Tacoma St., Jan. 25, 1934 : A2000-025.763

 

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Sellwood Bridge, 1926

Many VPers probably got out last Saturday to watch the Sellwood Bridge move a bit downriver to make way for a new bridge. This 1926 photo shows the bridge when it was only a year old. This view is to the east when most of the Sellwood riverbank was the site of Oregon Woodwork Ltd.

A2009-009.1207 Sellwood Bridge 1926(City of Portland Archives)

SE Tacoma & 13th, 1960

The Chevron station is gone now but there’s much in this Sellwood area that’s still recognizeable over 50 years later. Here we’re looking west on SE Tacoma at 13th Avenue.

(City of Portland Archives)

East End Sellwood Bridge, 1948

Yesterday’s water-level view of the Sellwood Bridge showed quite a bit of industrial development on the east shore. This 1948 photo shows that area from the air. It appears most of the large buildings to the north of the bridge had been removed by 1948. The photo also shows the flooded Oaks Amusement Park area and Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood.