Spectators watch from the Broadway ramp as city crews work to build a temporary dike during the spring 1948 flood. It appears there was no Irving Street access to and from the ramp at that time. Union Station is over our right shoulder in this view to the west.
This 1938 aerial view gives us a distant overview of several images we discussed earlier this week. It’s also a good comparison with a photo with the same approximate perspective from 10 years earlier.
This is located just west of the aerial photo featured last week, and probably was taken on the same aerial survey in 1938. This view shows Sullivan’s Gulch passing under Union Avenue when trains were the only traffic up the gulch. But the sketches on this photo may indicate preliminary plans to route auto traffic up there also.
A fantastic 1935 aerial photo showing the west end areas of the Burnside and Steel Bridges. The waterfront had been cleaned up and just a couple buildings had been torn down, but this was still a pretty intact “old” Portland. Today’s image is similar, but wider in scope, than this earlier photo.
This 1928 image shows the west side seawall construction from the Burnside Bridge. The back of the 1882 iron-fronted Allen & Lewis building facing Front Street between Couch and Davis is shown on the left. The front of this building would have faced the Zeta Psi building from last week. The Steel and Broadway bridges can be seen in the distance.