Portland Public Market, 1942

The Portland Public Market building is seen here in 1942 along Front Street looking northeast from Salmon; we’d see Salmon Street Springs on the right edge of the photo today. It must have been a nice summer day when this photo was taken; most windows are open to catch the breeze in the days before air-conditioning was common.

A2004-002.2788  The Public Market, Portland, Oregon 1942(City of Portland Archives)

Downtown and Riverfront Aerial, 1974

The area between SW Front and the river is undergoing massive changes in 1974 with the removal of Harbor Drive, construction of Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the eventual development of the Riverplace area in the lower right. A few more highrise buildings will sprout downtown in the coming years.

(City of Portland Archives)