The 1883 Neppach House hotel dominated the northwest corner of NW Third and W Burnside in 1928. Upper floors were hotel and other lodging under a number of names over the years with storefronts at street level. It lost 20 feet of its front during the 1930s Burnside widening and the subsequent remodel made it virtually unrecognizable. It survived until the mid 2000s. The three-story brick hotel on the right still stands as part of the Union Gospel Mission.
This 1933 photo is the “after” to yesterday’s “before” photo. It looks west on West Burnside at 3rd Avenue after the Burnside widening project. It’s definitely more open and looks a little less “frontier town” to me.
This early-1930s photo shows the intersection of 3rd Avenue looking west on Burnside before the Burnside widening project. We had an earlier look at this intersection looking south on 3rd across Burnside.
This photo from the early 1930s shows the intersection of W. Burnside at SW 3rd looking south. On the left, the Union Theater is now the Paris Theater and the Union Cafe is now Berbati’s Pan and Voodoo Doughnut. Dante’s now sits where Winchester House once was.
Tomorrow: A very similar view after widening of W. Burnside.