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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

100244A-4

Format of Original

120mm gelatin silver negative

Creation Date

5-10-1962

Description

Full exterior view of apartment house at 62-64 Oxford Street, from northwest. Northwest corner of Oxford Street and Mayo Street in foreground.

Article caption:

“Bayside Project Three Years Old”

“Much of the project area still contains blighting influences- disabled automobiles, rundown buildings, vacant lots, and the scars of vandalism. Among the chief problems is the existence of houses which have been spared on the condition that owners bring them up to standard. In many cases, the owners have given up and the Portland Renewal Authority has stepped in and torn the buildings down, creating new vacant lots...”

Photo published in the Evening Express, on 10 May 1962.

Keywords

Portland, Me., East End, Bayside, Portland Renewal Authority, Urban renewal

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