Monday, August 28, 2017

Nov 1910: Park Gets Lake

Oregonian 13 Nov 1910
Laurelhurst Gets Lake
POND IN LADD PARK TO BE MADE BEAUTY SPOT
Body of Water to Be 650 Feet Long and 200 Feet Wide, and Surrounded by Walks

The creation of Ladd Park in the southwest quarter of the addition of Laurelhurst, plans for which were The creation of Ladd Park in the southwest quarter of the addition of Laurelhurst, plans for which were accepted at the last meeting of the Park Board, virtually makes that improvement a park within a park, as Laurelhurst itself, owing to its special plan of treatment, assumes the character of a pleasure ground of vast area and great beauty.

The first work on Ladd Park, aside from the grading and paving of the streets to form its outside boundaries within the addition of Laurelhurst, the contracts for which are to be let next week, will be the dredging of the pond to create the lake outlined in the plans accepted by the Park Board.
This lake will have an approximate area of 130,000 square feet, or about 650 feet long and 200 feet in width at its broadest place. The lake is to be dredged to a depth of eight feet. The appropriation for this piece of work has been drafted and is included in the Mayor's budget.

Superintendent Mische is anxious to get the work on Ladd Park started and says he will lose no time after the preliminary appropriation has been passed.

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