Today’s post is a followup to yesterday with more information on the Guild’s Lake Courts shipyard worker housing. This photo looks slightly to the left of yesterday’s image and gives good detail about the back yards of these units. No oil tanks are in evidence and it looks like those wooden bins are for coal storage. The accompanying map shows that these units were along NW Tunis St., just west of NW 35th Avenue (our view is to the east). The detail shows the floor plans of the Type “F” buildings in this area.
This 1945 aerial photo looking northeast shows three wartime housing projects in North Portland, primarily for Portland and Vancouver shipyard workers. At center is Columbia Villa, beyond that is University Homes, and across the Columbia Slough at upper left is Vanport City. The Interstate Bridge to Vancouver can be seen beyond Vanport. All three housing projects are long gone and the land redeveloped.