Eugene Blazier House, c.1910

The Eugene Blazier house once stood on the southwest corner of NE 17th and Wasco Streets. For $20,000, the owner got a 24×28 foot living room, mahogany, silk tapestry and leather walls, and built-in china closets, among other niceties. The home included two rooms for servants and a billiard room on the top floor. It was demolished in the mid-1970s.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Bungalow Grocery – Mystery Location

Today’s Mystery Location really is a mystery. The record says simply, “Bungalow Grocery in the Irvington Neighborhood” with a date of 1925. I’ve been able to find nothing else about it. Does it still exist? Where is/was it? Adding to the mystery, it doesn’t look much like a grocery store, but a private residence of a very distinctive style, especially for the area. Anybody out there know anything about this building?

(City of Portland Archives)