Notice that in the second card, the theater is no longer there and a new building has taken its place.
Dan Haneckow of Cafe Unknown does such a beautiful job of describing this fascinating transition, that I urge you to check out his blog if you're interested in the details. And here is a link to an earlier Portland Streetcar Sunday post on this blog. And, last but not least, here are the back sides of the cards:
here's the view as it looks today, with the former Meier and Frank department store (now Macy's) on the right.
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