W Burnside & SW 8th, 1928

This is a 1928 photo of the southeast corner of W Burnside and SW 8th Avenue. During the Burnside widening project in the early 1930s, this building lost approximately 20 feet from its Burnside face (on the left), leaving just one window panel in that first bay. It was built in 1910 as the Lowengart Building, renamed the Rothchild Building in 1934, and it’s now known as the Mark O. Hatfield Building. The Sunset Tire Co. would eventually move a block east to the site of the former Scott Hotel (see yesterday’s post comments).

(City of Portland Archives)

SE 82nd & Francis, 1959

You can still buy a travel trailer along this stretch of SE 82nd Avenue, just like you could in 1959, but you’d have a little more trouble finding a Lucky Lager in a stubby bottle. Turn right here and you’ll be turning in to Eastport Plaza today.

(City of Portland Archives)