7 thoughts on “City Incinerator, 1932

  1. what was the incinerator originally built to burn? I thought I read somewhere that the city once burned dead animals there.

  2. Recycling hadn’t been invented. I would think they just took all the garbage there and burned it. What ever wouldn’t burn probably went into a landfill or was dumped in the Pacific.

  3. Yes, the landfill was essentially just across Columbia Boulevard. This is the chimney for which Chimney Park was named. The building still stands and is about to be renovated by Portland Parks and Recreation after serving as their document archives for years.

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