Ladd’s Addition, 1950

Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden 1, 1950. The text on the back of photo states, “Roses in massed color effects, Ladds Addition.”


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2001-045.692.


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8 thoughts on “Ladd’s Addition, 1950

  1. The rose gardens along with the center circle at the intersection of Ladd and Elliott Avenues are public parks, deeded to the city. For years the city has tried to maintain the gardens but with tight budgets they have had limited resources. A small nonprofit group called Friends of Ladd’s Addition Gardens, now helps all summer with dead heading and doing some weeding and trimming of the beds. Typically Saturday mornings between 0900 and 1100 they do one of the 4 rose gardens.

  2. I believe that is the north Rose Garden looking north northeast. The garden has been remodeled to a circular layout. The other 3 gardens are more traditional.

  3. Fred Merchant, you must not mean the north garden. On its northeast side is a huge mansion. The gardens have been altered since 1950. The one that looks most likely to me is the east garden, but I wouldn’t want to guess which direction the photo is looking.

  4. I’m guessing the North Garden as well, but looking north-northwest.

    Don’t think I have ever encountered the gardens as having numbers, but it would make sense that the North Garden would be #1.

    The White House mansion is out of frame to the right.

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