SW 6th & Morrison, 1949

The corner of SW 6th and Morrison has been a buy intersection for decades; in 1949 as it is now. The Meier & Frank window display indicates this might have been during a Valentine’s Day sale, dating this to February. The same clock seems to be hanging from the bank on the left although it appears to be mounted a bit higher today.

A2005-001.436 SW Morrison and 6th Ave north 1949(City of Portland Archives)

SW 6th & Morrison, 1952

It doesn’t look like we’ll be having a white Christmas in Portland this year. This 1952 photo shows snow removal efforts on SW 6th Avenue looking north toward Morrison. Note that the Portland Hotel had been demolished on our immediate left and the new Meier & Frank parking lot was just being constructed.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE 82nd & Foster, 1937

One notable feature of this photo looking south on SE 82nd Avenue at Foster Road is the lack of traffic on 82nd. The little “Coney Island Sandwiches” building on the southwest corner was only recently removed.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Sandy & 41st, 1934

The Hollywood neighborhood was a bustling scene, even in this depression-era 1934 photo. Looking east on NE Sandy at 41st, I believe the striped awning across 41st is a Fred Meyer store. The Rose City streetcar heads towards downtown.

(City of Portland Archives)