Black and White 2016 — photo 71 of 129: ‘U’ is for Upshur. The seven-story, historic (built 1895) Montgomery Ward warehouse at NW 18th Avenue and Upshur Street. Subsequent signs show that this building was used as a wholesale furniture store / warehouse and probably most recently, if legibility of the signs is any indication, Western Warehouse. Layers of paint ... layers of history. As seen on my Portland NW 19th / 21st Avenues Alphabet District walking tour, June 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article A Pictorial ABC of Portland’s NW Alphabet District.