Communist Gathering, 1935

Since I’m in the neighborhood, from the police historical archive is this photo of a “Red Squad” Communist gathering at the D.P. Thompson Elk Fountain on SW Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues between Chapman and Lownsdale Squares.

A note on the back of the photo says, “Chief Niles – This photo was taken Wed, April 10, 1935. It shows the Communist gathering in the Plaza. I am keeping a photographic record of the “Red” activities in Portland and will gladly supply the “RED SQUAD” with copies on request. Paul Callicote.

(City of Portland Archives)