Exchange Building, c1955

The Exchange Building on SW 6th Avenue between Alder and Washington Streets is no longer home to a Fred Meyer store but it’s still standing at age 110 years. Built in 1902, it was a part of the Olds, Wortman & King Department Store, whose main building at SW 5th & Washington butted up against the back of this building.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

SW 4th & Morrison, 1938

Portland rain drenches a heavy lunchtime crowd of pedestrians and vehicles in this photo looking north on SW 4th Avenue at Morrison. 4th Avenue carried two-way traffic in 1938.

(City of Portland Archives)