On Thursday, the heavy equipment arrived. It took less than a day to erase nearly a century. So this article is about the latest demolition in Laurelhurst.
The pretty little 1921 bungalow was demolished to build a 34 foot tall, 4,900 sq ft luxury duplex.
Another million-dollar infill development. Another 60+ tons of original growth Oregon forest to the landfill. Another dot on the city's demolition map (below) Another century-old Portland house sacrificed for development profits and destructive density.
We have written about demolitions, density, and historic districts. If you are interested, here are some posts: