Portland State, 1964

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s post is provided by the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Archives at Portland State University.

This image captures Portland State’s early campus expansion period during the mid-1960s. Closest to us is the College Center building (now Smith Memorial Student Union) in the process of acquiring its next few levels and a library. The mansion across the street is the Jennings House sitting next to the Counseling and Testing Center and State Hall (later Cramer Hall). The Jennings House is where students registered for classes and rather than demolish it when Cramer Hall was expanded in 1969-1970, it was preserved and relocated a few blocks south to the corner of Broadway and Jackson where it burned down shortly thereafter. Also pictured is Old Main (now Lincoln Hall).

 

SW Park - SMSU, BA, CH, and LH, ca. 1964, Campus Photographic Inventory Records, Box 364, Architecture, Engineering & Construction Archives, Portland State University

SW Park – SMSU, BA, CH, and LH, ca. 1964, Campus Photographic Inventory Records, Box 364, Architecture, Engineering & Construction Archives, Portland State University

 

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Copyright: This image is owned or held by the State of Oregon, acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education, on behalf of Portland State University, Capital Projects and Construction. It is made available to the public for educational and research use as defined within the parameters of “fair use” under U.S. Copyright law. By accessing, copying or downloading this file, you agree that your use falls within this definition of fair use. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires written permission from Capital Projects and Construction, display of the preferred citation, and the payment of any applicable fees.

5 thoughts on “Portland State, 1964

  1. Tom – That’s a great picture. Thanks for sharing and you’re absolutely correct about the date – phase 1 of the Park Mall Development project was in 1971 (the as-built drawings are dated July 1971). Phase 2 finished up around Fall 1974 and seems mainly to have added additional hardscaping, benches, signage, bollards, sculpture, etc.

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