Delta Stadium, 1963

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.
This 1963 artist concept shows the proposed Delta Dome. It was planned as a professional football and baseball stadium located in what is now Delta Park. Bond-based funding was rejected by voters in 1964.

Delta Stadium, 1963

Delta Stadium, 1963

 

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Pier Park Pool, 1941

Pier Park pool, June 25, 1941. The back of the image states, “These bathing beauties of the St. Johns district were among the hundreds of persons who jammed Pier park pool Monday afternoon when most of the city tanks were closed for cleaning and refilling.”

 

Bathing beauties at Pier Park pool, June 25, 1941: A2001-045.666

Bathing beauties at Pier Park pool, June 25, 1941: A2001-045.666

 

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Grant Park, circa 1955

Women bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955. Text on the back of the image states, “Bicycles may be counted in almost unbelievable numbers at every park and playground in the city. They get one to the fun so fast! These two teen-age girls are Lila Andrews (brunette) and Shirley Floyd (blonde) who were headed for the Grant Park swimming pool.” For more information on Grant Park, please click here.

 

Bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955: A2001-045.676

Bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955: A2001-045.676

 

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Washington Park, circa 1940

Back in April 2013, a similar aerial of the Washington Park area was posted. This image provides a closer look at the reservoirs and the rose garden, circa 1940.

 

Aerial of Washington Park reservoirs, circa 1940: A2005-005.1442.1

Aerial of Washington Park reservoirs, circa 1940: A2005-005.1442.1

 

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Waterfront Park, 1983

This image provides of view from Waterfront Park, looking towards the Burnside Bridge, in 1983. This area has transformed since this image was taken.

 

Waterfront Park looking toward Burnside Bridge, 1983: A2011-008.14

Waterfront Park looking toward Burnside Bridge, 1983: A2011-008.14

 

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