“Alameda Neighborhood History: Its Founding and Early Life”

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at the Mission

presented by

Doug Decker

  • 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. presentation |
  • Free |
  • Minor with parent or guardian

About “Alameda Neighborhood History: Its Founding and Early Life”


Northeast Portland’s Alameda Park addition was first platted in 1909. Construction followed in 1910 and by 1920, hundreds of houses and a busy streetcar line had been built in the new subdivision. Several waves of homebuilding – and generations of neighborhood life – followed periods of economic expansion to shape the neighborhood we know today.

In pictures and words, Alameda neighborhood historian Doug Decker will track the initial development of Alameda, profile key builders and building styles, and share stories of the early years from former residents.

About the Speaker
Doug Decker
Old House History Studies • Alameda Neighborhood History
“Helping Connect Past and Present in Portland's Historic Homes”
Visit the Alameda Old House History blog on-line

Alameda Community Church, 1923

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About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at the Mission


The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.

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