Fundraising Progress Report
About two weeks ago, the LNA kicked off its fundraising for the Historic District. Historic Laurelhurst volunteers are helping! Here's where we are so far. Dozens of Laurelhurst neighbors have contributed by purchasing "Laurelhurst" clothing from the first Booster campaign. We have two more Booster campaigns going on right now, one for new "Historic Laurelhurst" shirts and hoodies, and one for the original "Laurelhurst" T-shirt. Order soon, these boosters close October 12!
Laurelhurst's Early Years (1910 to 1930)
We all know that Laurelhurst was founded in 1909, from William Ladd's huge Hazel Fern Farm. The founding of this neighborhood is an interesting story, and one that we'll write about later. This article is about what happened next. How did Laurelhurst grow? What were the influences on this neighborhood's history? What role was played by Portland's eastward expansion, the streetcar lines that once criss-crossed our city, the World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression? Streetc
How Historic Districts Allow Density Without Demolition: Two Videos.
Portland is growing and our city needs more housing. Does that mean our city should let developers demolish our historic neighborhoods? NO! Historic District allows density without demolitions of historic houses. Accessory dwelling units, additions, and new housing units within existing houses, are all ways that a historic district can offer more housing options, without destroying the history, beauty, integrity, and urban tree canopy of these neighborhoods. Three histori
How To Support The Historic District
To protect Laurelhurst, our neighborhood has to raise funds to make the Historic District a reality. The LNA and Historic Laurelhurst have worked together to make donating easy and convenient. Tax deductible donations should be made to the LNA, which is a 501c3 organization. All funds received will be held in a separate LNA bank account, dedicated specifically to the Historic District effort. How to Donate. 1. Make online donations using PayPal at the LNA's Donation Page.