SE 12th at Burnside & Sandy, 1963

Then as now, traffic seems to be going in all directions as we look south on 12th. E Burnside crosses in the foreground while Sandy angles off to the right.

(City of Portland Archives)

SW 4th & Columbia, 1948

Ditzler Automotive Service, and the rest of this low-key block, would eventually give way to the First National Bank Tower (then First Interstate Bank and now Wells Fargo Center), Portland’s tallest building. The railing atop City Hall can be seen beyond the Goodyear sign, and the 1923 Ambassador Apartment building and Gus J. Solomon United States Courthouse are visible in the distance.

(City of Portland Archives)