Russell St Then and Now

Russell Street Looking West 1910′s

Russell Street Looking West 1910's
Russell Street Looking West 1910’s

Lower Albina and the Factory District in the early 1900’s.  There are at least 8 buildings in this picture that are no longer standing.  In the picture, on the left side is the building that is home to Mint and 820 and further down , the White Eagle.  To the right you can see part of the Davis Block, the former hotel next door and in the distance, the Smithson Block – now home to Widmere.

Russell Street 2007

Russell Street looking west 2007
Russell Street looking west 2007

As can be seen in this 2007 photo, very few of the original buildings remain.  Most have been replaced with parking or storage lots. In the distance the Kirby Street I-405 off-ramp cuts through the neighborhood.