E Burnside & 12th, 1937

This 1937 photo is a little different perspective on the E. Burnside, NE Sandy and 12th intersection seen on this site a number of times. Today we’re looking northwest from just east of 13th Avenue on Burnside with NE Sandy Blvd. cutting between the Standard and Richfield service stations. Cars are lined up for the light at 12th. You can see an aerial view of the same intersection here with the Standard station in the upper left.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Alberta & 15th, 1954

This scene at NE Alberta Street at 15th Avenue is one that hasn’t changed a lot over the years. The Richfield station is gone now, as well as a couple of buildings on the other side of Nelson’s Variety and People’s Market. There are a lot fewer utility poles now and that’s a good thing. There are two “Mulholland’s” signs a block apart; I wonder what those were?

(City of Portland Archives)