Brooklyn Neighborhood, 1963 – Help Us Out!

The City of Portland Archives has images of locations that are unknown or just generally known and would like to better identify them for its database. Vintage Portland will feature some of these photos periodically with the hope that the knowledgeable VP community will help in that quest.

Today we show two photos from land use records of Southeast Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood from 1963. Can you nail down the precise location of these two images? Comment early and comment often!

Found: SE 8th Ave. & Bush St.

(City of Portland Archives)

East End Ross Island Bridge, 1948

To complement Friday’s look at the western approach to the Ross Island Bridge, today we look at the east end in 1948. This photo shows the 1892 Poulsen house and the Inman house, identical Queen Anne mansions that bracketed SE Powell Blvd. The Inman house, to the north of Powell, was demolished in 1956. The Poulsen house still stands to the south of Powell. You can read much more about these two houses at Dan Haneckow’s Cafe Unknown. The octagonal building at bottom center is still around (currently the Lucky Devil Lounge). It’s been expanded over the years but the angled corners are still present on the east end.

(City of Portland Archives)