It ain’t lost. Yet.
Luke from the Save the Portland Memorial Coliseum blog graciously loaned me a copy of a booklet that was used to promote the newly built Memorial Coliseum. In it are amazing photos of the construction, the inner workings [boiler room!] and every day scenes from Portland, Oregon, circa 1958-1960.
I have to admit I’ve been on the fence on preserving the structure. But, after seeing its baby photos, I’m on board: don’t tear this baby down. It’s been spared, for now. But things can change.
Following are some of the photos from the booklet. I have also added them to my Flickr account so they can be viewed in all their glory.
Looks like an A-bomb was dropped on the existing neighborhood. Ready for the Coliseum.
The ticketing office.