Aerial View, W Burnside & 10th, 1940

We’ve looked at this intersection from the ground several times before, but this is the first time showing any detail from the air. And lots of detail it has. W Burnside cuts from top-right to bottom-left while NW 10th passes in front of the old armory building at top-left and into Southwest Portland on the right. SW Oak angles in from upper-right.

(City of Portland Archives)

W Burnside & SW 10th, 1939

There are many classic signs to be savored in this 1939 photo of a popular Portland intersection; the Wentworth & Irwin logo at far left is a beauty. The view is east on W Burnside and 10th Avenue, with SW Oak angling off to the right. I believe you can see one of the surviving “Great Light Way” arches down Oak at 3rd Street.

(City of Portland Archives)