NE Union Avenue, 1929

The building with this odd configuration is long gone from NE Union Avenue between San Rafael and Tillamook Streets. The section to the left looks like a duplex or rooming house, while Mr. Elliott may have been running his sharpening business from the front of his home on the right.

A2009-009.1806 NE Union between San Rafael & Tillamook 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE 15th & Tillamook, 1959

The discussion of the CM Forbes home from last week veered over to this home, and generated so many comments,  so it’s time to make it an official entry. VP Fan Roxanne grew up only two blocks from this amazing house and remembers it well. It was situated on the northwest corner of NE 15th and Tillamook Street. She believes it was torn down in the 1960s; a nondescript apartment building is on the spot now.

(University of Oregon Libraries)