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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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.
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
|The Neighborhood House||Jewish History||475 feet|
|Lair Hill Park||Jewish History||581 feet|
|Urban Renewal and the Hippies||Jewish History||950 feet|
|Abigail Scott Duniway||Women's History||0.25 miles|
|Creation of a Community||Jewish History||0.27 miles|
|Lownsdale and Chapman Squares||Worker's History||0.71 miles|
|The First Congregational Church||Women's History||0.76 miles|
|Women's Suffrage Movement's Progress in the West by 1905||Women's History||0.76 miles|
|A Casual Stroll by the First Congregational Church||Women's History||0.76 miles|
|Lobbying for Civil Rights in 1973||LGBT Civil Rights||0.95 miles|