We’ve seen this area several times before but never from this unique aerial perspective. We’re looking north on SW 18th Avenue with SW Morrison at the bottom and W Burnside at the top. It’s interesting to see the mid-lane parking on SW 18th; cars are parked facing both directions.
This view looks east on W. Burnside from NW 11th Avenue. It’s still a pretty recognizable area after all these years. We’d be looking into the coffee shop at Powell’s City of Books in the lower left corner today instead of a new car showroom.
The natural gas storage tanks were still in place just a couple blocks away from where SE Elliott meets 12th Avenue just north of Division. Burt White’s 76 gasoline station was ready to fill your roadster in this 1937 photo.