SE 52nd Ave & Foster, 1937

This was a curious little golf shack on the corner of SE 52nd Avenue and Foster Road back in 1937; surely there wasn’t a golf course anywhere near here. The triangular lot between Foster and SE Bush had an Associated Gas Station like the one we saw recently in St. Johns. And the tile-roofed diner is still on the south side of Bush today.

A2005-001.202  SE Foster Rd from 52nd Ave looking south 1937
(City of Portland Archives)

SE 82nd & Division, 1934

SE 82nd Avenue at Division Street was a bucolic two-lane road back in 1934. Just beyond the gas station is the long, low structure that housed the Mayfair Greens and Fairways golf center. Mayfair was not a full golf course but a driving range (with protective nets guarding 82nd Avenue) and putting greens that opened in 1932. The bottom photo looks south down 82nd.

A2009-009.2033 SE 82nd & Division 1934

A2009-009.2139 SE 82nd & Division 1934(City of Portland Archives)

Sullivan’s Gulch, 1932

Sullivan’s Gulch was at one time a river bed, then a route for trains, and now the I-84 freeway also follows its path. For a few years part of Lloyd Golf Course lay in it bed. Most of the course was atop the south bank of Sullivan’s Gulch (up the slope on the right) but a couple of the holes, including this green under construction, were down in the gulch itself. This view is east from about 15th.

(City of Portland Archives)