A Neighborhood was Lost

Story #12: On this spot in 1967 a neighborhood was lost.

Originally the India Street neighborhood extended beyond what is now known as the Franklin Arterial.  Homes lined small streets where you now see one prominent throughway. It was argued that Portland needed a wider street system that could accommodate traffic. You can see the ghost of the old neighborhood if you walk up to Newbury Street just beyond Hampshire St.  There you can see that the street suddenly ends, but you can also trace the line of where it would extend across The Arterial to the police department and court house. Many families were dislocated to make room for this urban design. Markos Miller shared this story. He is involved with The Franklin Reclamation Authority.