Veterans Memorial Coliseum was almost a decade old when this aerial photo was taken in 1969. Quite a bit has changed over the years; the neighborhood north of N. Broadway is all gone now, as is the old Thunderbird Motel complex to the left of the photo. The Rose Garden arena will in later years fill the south part of this photo, and the future Fremont Bridge will define the area farther to the northwest.
Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category
A fantastic view of Southwest and Northwest Portland showing the route of the future Stadium Freeway. A block-wide swath between SW 13th and 14th would be leveled and excavated, and another swath between 15th and 16th in Northwest Portland would eventually fall on the path to the future Fremont Bridge.