First National Bank at SW 5th Avenue and SW Stark Street (SW Harvey Milk Street), 1919.
Construction of the First National Bank addition on the corner of SW Stark Street and SW 6th Avenue looking southeast, 1960.
First National Bank Rose Festival float, 1948.
Intersection at SW Morrison Street and SW 6th Avenue looking north, circa 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.
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.