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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Union Avenue, 1929

A number man is standing outside the Union Furniture Company. According to the 1929 Polk Directory, the store was located at 555 Union Avenue. After the street renumbering it became 2703 NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Blvd.).

 

2703 NE Union Avenue, 1929: A2009-009.1065

2703 NE Union Avenue, 1929: A2009-009.1065

 

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Multnomah Stadium, circa 1940

This aerial view shows the Multnomah Athletic Club and Multnomah Stadium as well as some of the surrounding area, circa 1940. On the right you can see SW 18th Avenue, while SW Salmon Street runs in front of the athletic club.

 

002.6793   Aerial View of Multnomah Stadium and the Multnomah Athletic Club

Aerial view of Multnomah Stadium and the Multnomah Athletic Club, circa 1940: A2004-002.6793

 

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4th Street, 1933

These men are excavating a hill the hard way during one of Portland’s Depression era works relief projects. They are loading trucks and sorting rock piles for fills on 4th Street, which later became Barbur Blvd.

 

Men grading hill and loading trucks and sorting rock piles for fills on SW 4th Street, 025.520

Men grading hill and loading trucks and sorting rock piles for fills on SW 4th Street, Aug. 5, 1933: A2000-025.520

 

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W Burnside Street, 1917

W Burnside Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, October 4, 1917. The old Burnside Bridge is visible in the background.

 

W Burnside between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave., Oct. 4, 1917: A2008-004.44

W Burnside between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave., Oct. 4, 1917: A2008-004.44

 

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