Irvington, Portland, Oregon

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Irvington
Neighborhood
The Robert F. Lytle House in Irvington
The Robert F. Lytle House in Irvington
Irvington is located in Portland, Oregon
Irvington
Irvington
Coordinates: 45°32′26″N 122°38′54″W / 45.54051°N 122.64838°W / 45.54051; -122.64838Coordinates: 45°32′26″N 122°38′54″W / 45.54051°N 122.64838°W / 45.54051; -122.64838
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Government
 • Association Irvington Community Association
 • Coalition Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 6,684
 • Density 10,310/sq mi (3,979/km2)
Housing[2]
 • No. of households 3159
 • Occupancy rate 96% occupied
 • % households renting 54% renting
 • Avg. household size 2.12 persons
Irvington Historic District
Location Northeast Portland
Area 583 acres (236 ha)[4]
Built 1891–1948[4]
MPS Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830–1960[4]
NRHP Reference # 10000850[3]
Added to NRHP October 22, 2010[3]

Irvington is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. According to the city's Office of Neighborhood Involvement, it consists of a rectangular area extending east to west from NE 7th Ave. to NE 26th Ave., and north to south from NE Fremont St. to NE Broadway. It borders the King, Sabin, and Alameda neighborhoods to the north; Alameda and Grant Park to the east; Sullivan's Gulch and the Lloyd District to the south; and Eliot to the west. (The Sabin and Alameda neighborhoods extend into the northeastern part of Irvington, creating two areas of overlap.)

The neighborhood is distinguished by a number of large stately homes, often positioned on multiple or oversized lots. The Irvington Community Association funds its activities by holding a well-attended tour of these homes each spring.

History[edit]

The Irvington Addition was platted in 1887 and underwent its initial development in the 1890s under the oversight of developer Ellis Hughes and the Irvington Investment Company. The addition was planned as a self-contained middle to upper class residential district in which commercial activity was to be prohibited, so as to maintain property values.[5] After a period of nominal growth, development in Irvington began to slow due to competition from the Rose City Park and Laurelhurst developments, as well as the outbreak of World War I.[5] The neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Irvington Historic District in 2010.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Demographics (2000)
  3. ^ a b c National Park Service (October 29, 2010). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 10/18/10 through 10/22/10". Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Ranzetta, Kirk; Scotten, Heather; Piper, Mary; Heuer, Jim (March 1, 2010), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Irvington Historic District (PDF), retrieved November 5, 2010 
  5. ^ a b MacColl, E. Kimbark (1979). The Growth of a City: Power and Politics in Portland, Oregon 1915-1950. Portland, Oregon: The Georgian Press. ISBN 0-9603408-1-5. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Irvington at Wikimedia Commons