Victory Center, 1945

Admiral William F. Halsey spoke to a large crowd of civilian and military personnel at the Victory Center on November 19, 1945. The Victory Center, on SW 6th in front of the Pioneer Post Office building, was constructed early in WWII to encourage the purchase of war bonds. The Portland Hotel sign can be seen on the left, and the Meier & Frank building is just beyond the Victory Center.

(City of Portland Archives)

4 thoughts on “Victory Center, 1945

  1. Here’s the street view, other than the Portland Hotel (which isn’t visible anyway) and the Victory Center, everything is pretty much still there. Even the lamp posts haven’t changed.

    It looks like only the two on the west side of the street are covered. You’d think if they were blacking out the city they’d put covers on all the posts.

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