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deLay510222-05. slum area. SW Portland. Street sign at end of block says SW 2nd, house in foreground address is 119. February 22, 1951 (published in Oregonian March 4, 1959 pg. 29. Caption: "Portland's city planning commission makes clear what is recognized by city planners everywhere – that most blighted areas of the average city once were the best residential districts. For this reason, they say, districts in which older homes like these pictured right , in Portand's southeast district, are ideal as sites for new development programs financed by private investors. Homes like these can be easily removed, thus lowering cost of acquiring sites.")