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The Corkish Apartments at the corner of SW 2nd and Meade Street. The apartment building still stands today.

Image: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (Used by permission)

The Corkish Apartments

One of the early apartment buildings in South Portland

Currently a condominium, the Corkish Apartments was one of the first apartments built in the South Portland neighborhood. It is now on the national registry of historic places.

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Polina Olsen

Website: Polina Olsen's Books

Polina Olsen is a freelance writer and author of Stories From Jewish Portland, Portland in the 1960s: Stories From the Counterculture and other books on local history.  She lives in Portland with her husband, Andy, and cats Baba Ganoush and Koshka.

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A Walking Tour of Historic Jewish Portland by Polina Olsen

"A Walking Tour of Historic Jewish Portland" by Polina Olsen is a self-guided tour book of various featured landmarks in the South Portland neighborhood which features the Corkish Apartments, Carnegie Library, Lair Hill Park, Neighborhood house and more. The book is nicely illustrated, informative, and even has quotes of people who used to live in the neighborhood. Read More

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