SW Washington Street, circa 1951

SW Washington Street looking west from SW 6th Avenue, circa 1951. This image shows the street after implementation of the “one way” grid. The Plaza Hotel, United Artists Theatre, Weiners, Sherman Clay, Payless Drugs, and Roblee are visible.


City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-001.697

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-001.697


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SW Washington at 6th, circa 1950

The corner of SW 6th & Washington isn’t so different today than it was 60 years ago. Despite some obvious changes, some buildings still exist. The Equitable Building (now Commonwealth Building) and Plaza Hotel (now Hotel Vintage Plaza) are still to be found on the right, and the Morgan Building is still a block up on Broadway. Can anybody make out what movie is playing at the United Artists theater?

(City of Portland Archives)