SW Barbur Blvd & Lowell, 1949

Here’s a reversal of yesterday’s view at SW Barbur Blvd. Taken the same day, this photo looks east across Barbur from the top of the stairs we saw yesterday. The market across the way is gone now but the building remains; on the left you can see down SW Lowell Street to Corbett Avenue.

A2005-005.55.2 SW Barbur Blvd East to storefront 1949(City of Portland Archives)

N Larrabee & Broadway, 1937

At one time N. Larrabee turned into Interstate Avenue as you crossed Broadway heading north; Interstate is routed closer to the river now. You might drive here when leaving the Memorial Coliseum or Rose Garden but the surroundings have changed drastically; only the building under the Rose City/Beaver State sign remains.

A2005-001.80 N Broadway from Larrabee towards Interstate 1937(City of Portland Archives)

SE Hawthorne & 50th, 1936

A Works Project Administration crew applies plenty of human muscle to a rail project on SE Hawthorne at 50th avenue in 1936. In the background a bus heads downhill from Mt. Tabor. Did the bus replace the trolley line?

A2000-025.1148 Crew doing street resurfacing SE Hawthorne and 50th(City of Portland Archives)

Independent Fruit & Produce Co, c1932

The well-stocked display of the Independent Fruit & Produce Co. belies the depression-era economy circa 1932. Was this business, at what is now 705 SE MLK, the precursor to the famous Corno’s, a Portland landmark for years?

(City of Portland Archives)

SE Belmont & 25th, 1959

SE Belmont Street at 25th Avenue is a bit leafier today but still looks much the same as it did in 1959. Belmont traffic is one-way eastbound until the intersection at 25th where traffic becomes two-way from that point on.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Alberta St, 1962 – Help Us Out!

The City of Portland Archives has this image in its land use files but the location is not noted. Somewhere along NE Alberta Street in 1962 is about all that’s known. Can anybody lead us to the location of this corner market? Is it still standing?

Found: NE Alberta St. & 33rd Ave.

(City of Portland Archives)

Multnomah Stadium, 1930

This place has been known as Multnomah Stadium, Civic Stadium, PGE Park, and now Jeld-Wen Field. Though much has changed in 80-plus years, if you stand at SW 18th and Yamhill today this scene is somehow still familiar.

(City of Portland Archives)