Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Portland's Central Eastside District: A Blurb on My Neighborhood's Awesome History in Pictures

I did this post for my work's blog and liked it so much that heck, I figured I'd mimic it here. The post is below.

C.1871. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.pdxhistory.com/html/historic_portland.html)

 Old John was one of the last Indians to be relocated, resisting as long as he could while settlers came in and developed the land. (Photo and info courtesy of  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/214638)

 C.1884. The children are standing near the intersection of Southeast 6th Avenue and Morrison Street. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#1)

 C.1892. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.pdxhistory.com/html/historic_portland.html)

C.1898. According to the Portland Archives and Records Center, "this rendering details the various operations at the Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works... among other things, the plant built torpedo boats for the U.S. Navy" (Photo and quote courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#3). The plant was located in the Central Eastside Industrial District.
C.1898. One of the torpedo boats under construction at the Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#2)

C.1915. Large wooden ships being built at the Supple & Ballin Yards at the foot of Southeast Belmonth Street. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#5)

C.1919. Southeast Grand Avenue looking north of Morrison Street. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#6)

C. 1926. Aerial view of Portland. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#7)

 C.1939. Portland's NE Union Grand and Burnside. (Photo and info courtesy of https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/a2005-001-668-ne-union-grand-and-burnside-1939.jpg)

 C. 1940s. Old cars and cobblestones. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#20)

 C.1960s. Advertisement for a suburb in Eastern Portland. (Photo and info courtesy of https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/214638)

C.1963. Aerial view of Portland with the Hawthorne Bridge in the middle of the image. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#30)

  C.1964. Aerial view overlooking the Central Eastside. (Photo and info courtesy of http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/01/the_central_question_eastside.html#31)

Morningside Hospital was a place for the mentally ill and was torn down in 1968 after most of their patients, who were from Alaska, moved back to their homeland. The land was then developed to become Mall 205. (Photo and info courtesy of https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/214638)

 C.1988. According to this source, "In 1988, the Central Eastside was adopted as an official district of the Central City with new policy direction to 'Preserve the Central Eastside as an industrial sanctuary...'." But it is also attracting knowledge and design businesses due to the urban industrial style while developers are trying to change it with condos and non-industrial projects within the industrialized areas. (Photo, quote, and info are courtesy of https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/491196)

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