NE Sandy & 42nd Ave, 1937

This is a nice 1937 aerial view of the Hollywood District with NE Sandy Blvd and 42nd Avenue meeting near the middle; the view is to the northwest. Many of the larger buildings are still in place, including the Hollywood Theater, but most of the single family homes are gone.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Sandy Blvd, 1952

The Hollywood Theater still stands on NE Sandy Blvd, as it has since 1926, but the building just west of it, at 41st Street, is gone. The Hollywood Building on the right was “modernized” at some time over the years and lost its graceful arched entryway.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Sandy & 41st, 1934

It looked like a fine day for some open-air shopping at this market on NE Sandy Blvd. at 41st Avenue. In 1934 you could get a rake for 15 cents or buy items with brand names we know today; Coca-cola, Vigoro, and Sunkist, for instance. A Laurel & Hardy movie was playing a few doors down at the Hollywood Theater.

(City of Portland Archives)