Distribution of negro population in Portland


1945 map showing African American homes and businesses in Portland. A few clusters of homes and businesses are outside of the city limits of the time, notably in the city of Vanport near the Columbia River. There are other concentrations in central North/Northeast Portland, where the Memorial Coliseum and Emanuel Hospital were later built; and in Northwest Portland where the Guild's Lake wartime housing development was located. The map is part of a report assessing the state of the local African American community, entitled The Negro in Portland, which was published by the City Club of Portland in their July 20, 1945 City Club Bulletin.

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