Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951

The photograph we have for you today was taken at the Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951. The center was renamed Matt Dishman Community Center in the late 1960s. There is a quote written on the back of this photograph stating, “Older adults, as well as girls and boys, keep the ping pong tables busy in the early evening hours at the Knott Street Center. Murals, the work of Oliver Dillner, one of the recreation supervisors at the center, show up nicely in this corner-of-the-room shot.” More information on the Matt Dishman Community Center can be found here.

Ping Pong at Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951 : A2001-045.668

Ping Pong at Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951 : A2001-045.668

 

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2 Responses to “Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951”

  1. stiefve Says:

    Thanks for this. Would love to see more pictures like this from the surrounding Albina neighborhood and commercial district before it was fragmented by urban renewal.

  2. Loren Says:

    for many years I would bike by the center on the way to & from work. Always a lot of people laughing & having fun as I would go by.

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