Northwest District and Northwest Industrial Aerial, 1971

An aerial of the Northwest District and Northwest Industrial neighborhoods, including a view of the Montgomery Ward building, 1971. The corner of NW 29th Avenue and NW Upshur Street is visible in the bottom left corner of the image.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2011-015.164.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2011-015.164.

 

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7 thoughts on “Northwest District and Northwest Industrial Aerial, 1971

  1. Forestry Center burned down in 1964 yet 7 years later the space where it was is still vacant. Interesting. You’d think something would have been built there by this time.

  2. Looking at Brian R’s picture you can get an idea of the actual size of the old Forestry Building by comparing it to Monkey Ward’s building..

  3. I remember the annual trip to Montgomery Wards and the big fans in the catalog order department. The packages that slid down from the upper floors. It was the Amazon of the day. The difference, instead of waiting, you got your package in minutes.

  4. dave Johnson:

    It was built in 1905 for an exposition that lasted four and a half months. Untreated logs just aren’t designed to last 60 years. I was looking at a picture of my mother’s family, taken when she was a teen, sitting in front of the forestry building and you can see the place was starting to crumble.

  5. My last visit to the Forestry building was 1960-61 & I recall a cannon setting outside. This was a military artillery, small bore probably, WW II vintage yet none of the photos I have seen show the weapon. Am I dreaming or does anyone else recall this piece ??

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