SW 6th Ave & Washington, 1946

This is a nicely detailed photo from 1946 looking north on SW 6th Avenue from Washington Street. Lots of terrific signage in this shot, including the highway directional signs. The only thing left standing today is that tiny sliver of a building seen to the far left edge.

(City of Portland Archives)

NW Irving & Broadway, 1959

Everything you see on the immediate south side of NW Irving Street in this 1959 view is gone now. The bus terminal sits on the site of the Mt. Hood Cafe and Yellow Cab garage buildings. The photo, looking east, was taken from the slightly elevated Broadway ramp.

(City of Portland Archives)

NW 6th and Irving, 1948

We get another view of the 1948 flood in this shot looking southeast through the Union Station parking lot. At the far end is the corner of NW 6th and Irving where a temporary dike has been built. Beyond the Boyd Hotel on the right is the better-remembered Hoyt Hotel. The only building in this picture left standing is the Hunt Transfer and Storage building on Glisan between 3rd and 4th. See another flood-related photo of this area in this earlier post.

(City of Portland Archives)