Paul Bunyan, 1975

Paul Bunyan just got a face lift! The Kenton statue’s new look was revealed this past weekend at Tall Paul Fest. Head down to the corner of N Denver Avenue and N Interstate Avenue to check out Paul’s new paint job and compare the differences with this version of the statue from 1975.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, Paul Bunyan statue, A2011-028, 1975.

 

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Aerial, 1970

Aerial of the area north of the Broadway Bridge, 1970.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, Aerial of the area north of the Broadway Bridge, A2012-005, 1970.

 

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N Interstate Avenue, 1970

Aerial of N Interstate Avenue near Overlook Park and Interstate 5, 1970. The Kaiser Permanente Interstate medical campus now sits on the site across from the park.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, N Interstate Avenue near Overlook Park and Interstate 5, A2012-005, 1970.

 

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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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N Interstate Avenue, 1950

A truck towing a Council Crest streetcar at N Interstate Avenue and N Portland Boulevard, 1950. Portland Avenue later became Rosa Parks Way.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2011-007.708

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2011-007.708

 

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Memorial Coliseum Site, circa 1958

Here is another view of the Memorial Coliseum site before construction. We saw the same sight in a previous post from a different angle. Notice the housing along the waterfront that has not yet been demolished to make way for the coming Thunderbird Motel.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2014-003.934

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2014-003.934

 

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