One of the oddest ads featured a giant swastika on the side of a parking garage on the corner of NW 11th and Davis. Originally an ad for the Pacific Coast Biscuit Company which was housed in this building, this startling 10-foot symbol of their Swastika Biscuits eluded the attention of passers-by who kept their eyes to the ground. I can't make out what was painted in the large block at lower-right. Multiple paint coats over the years made it unreadable.
In 1996, the building looked like this:
"U-um - but they are good - so deliciously crisp and fresh. These are the biscuits sold under the 'Good Luck' seal. Aren't the grahams of this brand wonderfully good for children?
"Swastika Crackers are good for everybody. Honey and graham flour, that's about all there's in them. We use a package a day. You'll enjoy them." -1916 newspaper advertisement.
The building is sanitized now, even the neighboring building that housed part of the brewery (the blue part in the photo above) was replaced with a shiny new building, cutting off most of the view of the garage from its old vantage point.