U stands for Unsafe.

These young men were caught by surprise by the graffiti on the door of this long-empty building (it’s marked U for unsafe so that firefighters, etc. won’t rush in unnecessarily).

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The building stands on MLK between the Miracles Club, and the future Mason Apartments, awaiting a future.

Lucille M. Cartwright

This plaque is difficult to read in a photograph; it’s a testimonial to one-time Portland Development Commission employee, Lucille Cartwright, who helped obtain financing for small businesses in North/Northeast Portland, including Hankins Hardware. The owners of Hankins dedicated the building to her (at 3942 NE MLK ), and mounted this plaque on the front of the building.

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