NE Sandy & 38th, 1947

I-84 had not widened Sullivan’s Gulch in 1947 and only the train tracks traveled along the old river bed. It’s many times wider now, the freeway chewing up the north half of the residential block in the foreground. For most of its life a 7Up sign adorned the tower at Sandy where 37th cuts through; today we see a Budweiser sign. VP fan Jeff LaDoe says the building started as a dairy and he believes there’s a bottle-shaped tower under the cylinder shaped tower.

(City of Portland Archives)