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).
The building stands on MLK between the Miracles Club, and the future Mason Apartments, awaiting a future.
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.
There were tacked up on a utility box at Mason and MLK.
Paul Knauls, mayor of NE Portland, and Abe Lincoln riding in the Juneteenth parade on MLK Boulevard last weekend.
4D, the 4th Dimension Recovery Center, has moved to 3807 NE MLK. For a rundown of services offered by 4D, read up at their page.
3807 was home to the Muslim Community Center, until a fire.
Graffiti on the old Christopher’s building, a bit more revealing than most…