Lots of character in this 1927 photo of the northwest corner of West Burnside and NW Park Avenue. Lots of characters, too; groups of men chatting car repair, a gentleman filling his gas tank, and two men working around a hole in the street at far right. Lots of great signs, too, including “Benson Garage” on the brick wall which can still be seen today.
Gravel covers N. Greeley Ave. where it crosses N. Portland Blvd. (now Rosa Parks Way) in this 1949 photo. Was this the aftermath of a winter snow storm? The Shell station attendant enjoys a bit of sun while the bus makes its stop on the St. Johns line. The building still exists as an auto repair shop.