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Vanport City

Vanport City

Looking west at Vanport City, the second largest city in Oregon during World War II. (Circa 1942.) (Oregon Historical Society, No. 68762.)

Vanport City

Vanport street scene with residences and water tower in the background. (1943) (City of Portland Archives, A2001-025-627.)

Vanport Housing

Vanport housing was composed of 14-unit apartment buildings. They were two-story boxes with one-story wings, built on wooden foundations-a challenge in a swampy site. (Circa 1947.) (Oregon Historical Society, 78694.)

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