N Interstate Avenue, 1970

N Larrabee Avenue crossing over N Interstate Avenue, 1970. This aerial comes from a Model Cities Urban Renewal Program grouping. The program was conducted in inner North and Northeast neighborhoods with the goal of improving livability by creating or expanding green spaces and the rehabilitation of housing. If you look closely at the upper portion of the image, you can see evidence of early stage construction of a structure that now dominates this portion of the Albina area.


City of Portland (OR) Archives, Model Cities planning north and northeast aerials A2012-005, 1970.


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6 thoughts on “N Interstate Avenue, 1970

  1. Looks like hammer head pier already in place. I think I can see a second pier under construction with the scaffolding in place near corner of long rectangular building at top center of picture.

  2. You can see the warehouse that burned down last week just to the left of the Freemont Bridge pier. Fighting the fire was difficult because approximately half the structure was built out over the river.

  3. Mid to late seventies my friends and i used to eat breakfast in an old brick building on the west side of Interstate called the Interstate cafe.

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