SE Foster Rd & 52nd, 1937

Here’s another look at SE Foster Road at 52nd Avenue, this time looking east down the south side of Foster. It appears all the commercial buildings have changed over the years but the residences along 52nd are still in place. Today’s hot rod builders would probably go nuts over the original parts in the Foster Road Auto Wreckers building.

A2005-001.201 SE Foster Rd at 52nd southeast 1937(City of Portland Archives)

SW Park Ave, 1933

A Union Pacific Stages bus on the Columbia River Route pulls into the Central Stage Depot on SW Park between Yamhill and Taylor in 1933. This is possibly a wood-frame bus and wicker seats can be seen through the windows. A similar scene was shown here.

(City of Portland Archives)

Burnside Trolley Barn, c1980

This nice old brick trolley car barn is one of two that stood side-by-side between E. Burnside and NE Couch just west of NE 28th Avenue. It’s unknown when the eastern building was torn down but this one is still in use as an office building. They were part of the Portland Traction Company’s car barn and “trackless trolley bus yard” complex. This view is from Burnside looking north.

(University of Oregon Libraries)