Albina Neighborhood Improvement Program, 1963

A group of children in an alley, 1963. This image comes from the Albina Neighborhood Improvement Program slides. Can anyone pinpoint the location?


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2010-003.4388.


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10 thoughts on “Albina Neighborhood Improvement Program, 1963

  1. I think it would be really cool if we could we could locate these kids today. I am always fascinated by discovering what time does to a fellow human being. (Myself excluded, of course! 🤢)

  2. Spending my early years in a NE alley, these routes were vital connections to friends, pirate ships, planets and beyond…

  3. Again, too much emphasis on North Portland. Where is the other close-in parks in the inner-SE that had programs for kids and free lunches from the 50’s through the 80’s?

  4. OK. Gotta give props to Lou. At first I wasn’t convinced, because I mistakenly assumed that this and the previous shot of the youngsters were taken at the same alley intersection, but closer inspection reveals not. Both appear to be taken along Failing because the ID on the utility pole 3841R (from the first post) indicates an address for a house facing a street intersecting Failing.

  5. It’s been great to see so many people of color in recent VP posts. This is part of Portland’s history, too, and a vital story to tell. Kirk, I’m sorry you had to see some images of non-white people lately, but if you search “park” on this site, you’ll find plenty of photos more to your liking.

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