SE Morrison Avenue, 1929

The Weatherly Building located on SE Morrison Avenue, February 26, 1929. This view is from SE Grand Avenue, looking east towards SE 6th Avenue.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.353

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.353

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Oriental Theater, 1941

The Army Air Corp Revue posed outside the Oriental Theater on SE Grand Avenue in 1941. The theater was noted for its intricate and elaborate design elements with heavy Asian influence, as well as superior sound and an early use of neon signs. It was demolished in 1970 and the site remains a surface parking lot today.

oriental theater LOC 1941(Library of Congress)