Laurelhurst, Portland, Oregon

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Laurelhurst
Neighborhood
The Joan of Arc statue in Coe Circle, Laurelhurst
The Joan of Arc statue in Coe Circle, Laurelhurst
Laurelhurst is located in Portland, Oregon
Laurelhurst
Laurelhurst
Coordinates: 45°31′38″N 122°37′23″W / 45.52717°N 122.62300°W / 45.52717; -122.62300Coordinates: 45°31′38″N 122°37′23″W / 45.52717°N 122.62300°W / 45.52717; -122.62300
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Government
 • Association Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 4,549
 • Density 6,810/sq mi (2,629/km2)
Housing[2]
 • No. of households 1765
 • Occupancy rate 97% occupied
 • % households renting 8% renting
 • Avg. household size 2.58 persons
One of the arches from 1910, this one at NE 33rd and Peerless Place.

Laurelhurst is a neighborhood of vintage homes and undulating streets surrounding a park of the same name, straddling the NE and SE sections of Portland. Stone markers flank the entrances to the area. The center of the neighborhood, Coe Circle, contains a gilded statue of Joan of Arc, which is a World War I war memorial.

History[edit]

In 1909, the Ladd Estate Company sold its 462-acre (1.87 km2) Hazelfern Farm to the Laurelhurst Company for approximately $2 million. The Laurelhurst Company platted a residential development of 144 acres (0.58 km2) with the help of co-investor and landscape architect John Charles Olmsted. As the first houses were being built, the city purchased 31 acres (130,000 m2) for $92,000 to construct Laurelhurst Park. Advertised as a "High Class Residence Park," the Laurelhurst Company placed numerous restrictions on the neighborhood. Similar to the Ladd's Addition development, the sale of alcohol was prohibited. Additionally, there were to be no apartments, hotels, flats, stables or commercial buildings, and no homes were to be sold to Chinese, Japanese, or African Americans.[3]

The Joan of Arc statue was added to Coe Circle in 1925.[4] It was one of four statues given by Henry Waldo Coe to the city of Portland. It was made from the original molds of Emmanuel Frémiet's statue at the Place des Pyramides, which Coe saw on a visit to France.[5][4] Portland's Arc statue arrived from France in 1924 and was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1925, honoring the Doughboys of World War I.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics (2000)
  2. ^ Demographics (2000)
  3. ^ MacColl, E. Kimbark. The Growth of a City: Power and Politics in Portland, Oregon 1915-1950. Portland, Oregon: The Georgian Press. ISBN 0-9603408-1-5. 
  4. ^ a b c Snyder, Eugene E. (1991). Portland Potpourri. Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort. pp. 73–79. ISBN 0-8323-0493-X. 
  5. ^ "Manuscript Collections - Henry Waldo Coe Papers". UO Libraries. University of Oregon. 2009-08-01. 

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