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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Couch Park, 1972

The John Brown House in Couch Park, 1972. This house was initially saved from the wrecking ball and located in the park. It was demolished in 1973 after efforts to raise sufficient funds for restoration failed.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, John Brown House in Couch Park, A2012-005, 1972.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, John Brown House in Couch Park, A2012-005, 1972.

 

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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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