E Burnside & Union, 1933

The 1894 Burkhard Building dominated the northeast corner of E. Burnside at Union Ave. in this 1933 photo. The building “arcades” on either side of Burnside were the result of a street widening project in the late 1920s. The Burkhard Building was demolished the next year.

(City of Portland Archives)

Parking, SW Broadway & Pine, 1949

This parking structure was already over 20 years old when this photo was taken in 1949. It still stands at SW Pine and Broadway, and with the exception of no glass in the windows now, still looks much the same as it did then. The sign has changed slightly, now reading, “Enjoy Downtown While Parking. Broadway Garage”

(City of Portland Archives)