Vanport City, Oregon, 1942

A map of Vanport City, Oregon, 1942.

See more Portland City Archives images in the OPB documentary “Vanport,” airing tonight at 9:00 pm on OPB TV. For more information on the documentary, click here.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Map of Vanport City, A2014-001, 1942.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Map of Vanport City, A2014-001, 1942.

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8 thoughts on “Vanport City, Oregon, 1942

  1. Saw this (documentary on OPB tonight).

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  2. Thanks for the heads-up on tonight’s Vanport documentary. And thanks for today’s extra post so we wouldn’t miss it.

  3. My parents and brother lived there as well during the flood. Their apartment building was lifted from the foundation and floated away. Family legend is that the building was found 2 miles away.

  4. I have always been fascinated with this strange transitionary period in urban design where straight regimented blocks began to morph into curvilinear streets and open spaces were the defining feature of the landscape. Here we see a blend of old fashioned urban symmetries and the newer placeless, centerless suburbia to follow.

  5. My mother Anna Mae Holloway worked havd to have a pedestrian bridge built across the railroad initially for the children crossing the railroad walking to school. Of course this was very dangerous for them. She also was a Social Worker in the area and worked with adoptions with Catholic Charites in the Vanport area. Also working with nurse Mae Rawlinson

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