Arbor Lodge, circa 1945

This aerial shows portions of the Arbor Lodge and Overlook neighborhoods. You can see what would become the Willamette dump site, N Greeley Avenue, N Ainsworth Street, and N Willamette Boulevard, circa 1945.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-005.1416.3

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-005.1416.3

 

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8 thoughts on “Arbor Lodge, circa 1945

  1. Judging by today’s photos, it looks like they filled that native canyon 2/3 full. Different sensibility on natural areas in those days. Does anyone know how long the Swan Island airfield lasted? Would it have been below this photo in 1945?

  2. About ten yrs.ago was riding by there and saw the bowl on fire so grabbed my camera and started filming till I noticed it was a controlled burn by the PFD.

  3. N E 33rd & Fremont was another early east side dump site. It seems like if an area had no other economic value and was both close enough & far away enough it became a dump site.

  4. Mike G:
    The Swan Island Airport had about a 14-year lifespan, officially: 1926-1940. It continued life for a few years as a secondary field, but was pretty much out of service before WW II ended.

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