Burning of demolition debris during urban renewal in South Auditorium Urban Renewal District - 1961. Photo Courtesy of Portland Archives and Records Center


Thanks to a grant from Oregon Humanities, the Architectural Heritage Center has put together a new exhibit: Re-Building South Portland. This exhibit tells the story of how a once thriving immigrant neighborhood was virtually destroyed by urban renewal and freeway construction in the 1960s. If you are interested in local history, urban planning and of course, historic preservation, please consider checking out this new exhibit.

Also, on Tuesday, November 9th, Dr. Carl Abbott will be giving a FREE lecture on South Portland at the Church of All Nations (formerly Kesser Israel Synagogue) located in what remains of South Portland at 136 SW Meade, just off Barbur Blvd.