Downtown Portland Aerial: 1964

 

Downtown Portland July 1964: tar roofs bake in the sun, work continues on the Eastbank and Minnesota freeways, the Beach Boys “I Get Around” tops the charts, and LBJ signs the Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law.

Sunny days for America on the move with smooth concrete and prosperity for the taking!* My, how things have changed.

Note the striking absence of internationalism on the skyline besides the Memorial Coliseum and BPA Lloyd District building.

*Unless you were non-white.

 

 

 

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