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Albina Neighborhood 1968-1969, redux

As promised here’s the second set of photos scanned from the Albina Neighborhood Improvement Project, courtesy of Cat Winterfox, Spooky Moon Books

The Green Fingers Program [see the logo on the sign?] gave out plots foe the season to garden and included instructions for planting, seed packets and plants.

The Green Fingers Project [sounds a bit naughty] gave out plots, seeds, plants and instructions on how to garden. Here are two of the leaders posing in front of some of the plots.

Work being done on the 28-unit Vancouver Apartments on N. Vancouver and Fremont Street. The project cost $342, 000.

Alpha Corporation – 10 units, located on N. Borthwick and Fremont.

New model homes- ready for showing. Built on the corner of North Skidmore and Commercial, the “many alternate features can best be explained to the prospective buyer during their inspection of the models.”

Malcolm X Corporation, 645 N. Russell,  is a “result of the confidence that U.S. National Bank had in a group of youngsters from Washington High to generate jobs of their own and to develop management skills.”

Otis Young co-star of the television series The Outcasts, visited the Albina Neighborhood Improvement Center, May 9, 1969.

One reply on “Albina Neighborhood 1968-1969, redux”

I love visiting this site. And now I find a shot (Alpha Corporation 10 units) literally next door to a home I’m selling on Fremont & Borthwick.

I’ll be sure to pass the link along to the old & new owner. History and context is still important to residents in this part of town.

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