SE Powell Boulevard, circa 1932

SE Powell Boulevard, looking west from SE 39th Avenue, circa 1932. Ptomaine Tommy eatery is to the left of the image with a Texaco service station to the right.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.895

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.895

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N Ivanhoe & St. Louis, 1932

This classic 1932 photo shows a long-gone slice of Americana. Tom ran a tidy gasoline and automotive service station on the corner of N. Ivanhoe and St. Louis Avenue in St. Johns, but our Number Man had some kind of plans for the future of this corner.

A2009-009.2611 N Ivanhoe & St Louis 1932(City of Portland Archives)