Japanese Garden, circa 1962

A proposed general site plan for the Japanese Garden, circa 1962. The plan was produced by Japanese landscape architect P. T. Tono.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Plan forthe Japanese Garden, A2013-007, circa 1962

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Plan forthe Japanese Garden, A2013-007, circa 1962

 

 

Japanese Garden, 1969

Yesterday I posted an image of the bear den that once stood where the Japanese Garden is now sited. Today we have an image of the Japanese Garden taken June 30, 1969. The garden spans over five and a half acres, and has five different garden styles. This image was part of the Annual Fiscal Report of the City Auditor in 1969.

Japanese Garden in Washington Park, June 30, 1969 : A2004-001.1052

Japanese Garden in Washington Park, June 30, 1969 : A2004-001.1052

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Bear Dens, circa 1935

It’s hard to believe that Washington Park once housed several bears. Here was see the bear pit that was located where the Japanese Garden is today. This photograph was taken circa 1935.

Bear Dens City Park (Washington Park), circa 1935 : A2004-002.857

Bear Dens City Park (Washington Park), circa 1935 : A2004-002.857

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