Some high- and lowlights from the 3425 SE Hawthorne demolition, Oct 15th and 16th, 2015
Top left: Day 1 of demolition. At this point, a protester was on the roof, having climbed the Monkey Puzzle Tree, and the crew went around back and pulled the back porch off just to make a point (and possibly so the crew would actually get paid for something).
Top right: Day 1 of demolition, across the street. The woman in white and blue stripes with blonde hair was extremely entertained, asking others near her if Oregon often has protests over home demolitions. She said she was from out of state and then expressed happiness that she could have “lunch and a show”. I told her that was a terrible thing to say. She did not enjoy hearing that.
Bottom right: Day 2 of demolition, taking the front of the house. By this point the back wall house is gone, they’ve been smashing windows. I saw no evidence of salvage. As far as I know, all this debris went to a landfill. They filled the red truck with debris by 2:45 PM.
Posted on October 17, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged affordable housing, demolition, displacement, gentrification, hawthorne portland, high density, high density development, historic preservation, income inequality, infill, infill gentrification, no parking, portland oregon, poverty, RIP house. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.