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Portland International Airport Seen From Rocky Butte

Portland International Airport – Portland OR

Date added: June 14, 2012

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the original Portland Airport (now Portland International, PDX) in the late 1930s. “The present PDX site was purchased by the Portland City Council in 1936. At the time it was 700 acres (280 ha) bordered… read more

Westmoreland Park – Portland OR

Date added: June 14, 2012

In 1935, the City of Portland Bureau of Planning approved the development of a city park to serve the Westmoreland neighborhood, which had rapidly developed during the previous twenty years without the benefit of any park or playground facilities. The… read more

Rocky Butte viewing area, wall and lamp - Portland OR

Rocky Butte Scenic Historic District – Portland OR

Date added: June 14, 2012

Rocky Butte Scenic Historic District consists of two approach roads up the butte and a viewing area on the top of the hill, which were constructed between 1934 and 1939 by the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) and federal Works… read more

Council Crest Park – Portland OR

Date added: June 14, 2012

At over 1,000 feet, Council Crest Park occupies the highest point in the City of Portland. From 1907 to 1929, an amusement park occupied that vantage point. Despite its superior position and streetcar access, it took eight years before the… read more

Union Creek Lodge - Union Creek OR

Union Creek Historic District – Union Creek OR

Date added: June 13, 2012

The Union Creek Historic District on the upper Rogue River in Union Creek, Oregon, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places because it is a fine representative of a type of rustic resort popular in the early… read more

Boys from Illinois fight Tillamook fire

Tillamook State Forest Replantation – Tillamook OR

Date added: May 7, 2012

The Tillamook Burn was a series of forest fires occurring at approximately six-year intervals between 1933 and 1951. The fires destroyed 355,000 acres of old growth timber in what is now the Tillamook State Forest. At the time of the… read more

South Falls in Silver Falls State Park with hiking trail behind the falls, Silverton OR

Silver Falls State Park – Silverton OR

Date added: May 6, 2012

Although the State’s initial acquisition of land for the park occurred in 1931, the early development of Silver Falls State Park can be credited to several of the New Deal programs. A significant portion of the land for the park… read more

Canby City Hall

City Hall – Canby OR

Date added: March 28, 2012

“The city hall at Canby is a good example of a municipal building designed to accommodate most of the departments of a small community. The structure provides quarters for the council chamber, light and water departments, police and fire departments,… read more

Jack Wilkinson Mural

Harney County Courthouse Mural – Burns OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

Originally installed in the Burns post office, this mural was one of the Treasury Section’s 48-State Post Office Competition murals. “New Deal mural entitled “Cattle Round-Up” painted by Jack Wilkinson in 1941. When a new post office was built in… read more

Old Klamath County Armory

Klamath County Armory (former) – Klamath Falls OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"The Klamath Armory houses units of the National Guard and is used also as an auditorium for large gatherings. The over-all dimensions of the building are 134 by 173 feet, and ti contains the drill hall 70 by 110 feet,… read more

Oregon State Library, Salem

Oregon State Library – Salem OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"This structure is the first of the buildings which will ultimately compose the 'Capitol Group' on the plaza which leads to the State capitol. It includes the stack space which occupies the entire central rear portion, the vaults and rooms… read more

North Salem High School

North Salem High School – Salem OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"This building is somewhat removed from the center of the city but is located with reference to the school population and is situated next to the junior high school which is equipped with an athletic field. The structure is 2… read more

Bly Ranger Station Office

Bly Ranger Station – Bly OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"Development of the Bly Ranger Station began in 1935 when the Forest Service acquired a 4-acre (16,000 m2) site in Bly for a district ranger station to manage the western part of the Fremont National Forest. The Forest Service paid… read more

Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge, 1943

Timberline Lodge – Mt. Hood OR

Date added: January 6, 2012

Timberline Lodge was built as a ski lodge 6,000 feet up on Mount Hood, and it still serves that purpose; but it was equally a showcase for the accomplishments of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Timberline Lodge  was constructed between… read more