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The Latest Demolition In Laurelhurst

Two weeks ago, we wrote about The Next Demolition In Laurelhurst.

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:

The Demolition Epidemic

A National Register Historic District Stops Demolitions

How Historic Districts Allow Density Without Demolition

Check the tag cloud on the home page for more on demolitions and other topics.

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