Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Portland Central Bus Depot

Portland Central Bus Depot, Portland, Oregon Vintage Postcard

Portland Central Bus Depot, Portland, Oregon Vintage Postcard (Back with Message)

Postmarked 27 August 1952
Portland, Oregon

Postcard Caption
FRONT: Portland Central Bus Depot. Portland, Oregon 
BACK: The view shows the Portland Central Bus Depot. the Y.W.C.A., the Y.M.C.A, the Journal Clock, Meier and Frank (largest department store on Pacific coast), and the shopping district in the background.
Postcard Message
Hello Folks! Having a nice time the weather is grand. / Barbie and Clyde
This is the intersection today, as the old Bus Depot had fallen in disrepair and was demolished for construction of the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower. Meier & Frank, founded in 1857, operated for almost 150 years until a deal between May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores resulted in a name change. The building, the first in Portland to use escalators, now houses a hotel and other businesses.

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Another version of this postcard - with a more interesting message - is archived at The Daily Postcard.

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