Salvation Army Citadel, 1928

Completing our look at SW 6th between W Burnside and Ankeny is the Salvation Army Citadel, just to the south of the Arata Building (shown in the previous post), and across 6th from the Commonwealth Building (last Thursday’s post). Ankeny Street no longer goes through to 6th, it stops at 5th where it runs into Big Pink on this block.

(City of Portland Archives)

A copy of Domestic Engineering dates this building to about 1922.

SW 4th & Columbia, 1948

Ditzler Automotive Service, and the rest of this low-key block, would eventually give way to the First National Bank Tower (then First Interstate Bank and now Wells Fargo Center), Portland’s tallest building. The railing atop City Hall can be seen beyond the Goodyear sign, and the 1923 Ambassador Apartment building and Gus J. Solomon United States Courthouse are visible in the distance.

(City of Portland Archives)