Pioneer Square Turns 30 | 101 KXL

Pioneer Square Turns 30

Written by Rosemary Reynolds on May 30, 2014
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PORTLAND, OREGON   Portland’s Living Room as it’s known is 30 years young.  The Square was named after Pioneer Courthouse built in 1875.  it  now houses federal courtrooms.  it cost seven millions dollars to build the square.  A citizens group led by city commissioner Charles Jordan and Mike Lindberg raised 750 thousand dollars by selling 50 thousand inscribed bricks.  10 thousand people attended the Pioneer Square dedication on April 6, 1984.

Today, the Oregon Historical Society re-opened a time capsule placed in a brick wall in the square all those years ago.  Among the treasures found were a boom box, bull run water, a number of newspapers a  Happy Meal and Nike tennis shoes.  All the items pulled from the capsule were put on view from noon until 2PM.  More than 50 items were stored in the capsule.  you can suggest items from 2014  that could go into the next time capsule. Suggestyour entry on the Pioneer Square website.capsule stuff

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