Phase II

Expand City Historic Resource Inventory data to include structure descriptions and explore options for formal heritage designation.

Children playing in a Vanport childcare center
Children playing in a Vanport childcare center.

Archaeology is the study of things we leave behind and there is nothing left of Vanport except a small piece of asphalt where the theater once stood.

We will work to expand the City Historic Resource Inventory data to include structure descriptions and explore options for formal heritage designation.We hope to develop special recognition based on research and historic mapping opportunities.

The natural areas and waterways have changed drastically since the Vanport flood and we will identify watershed resources, history of the lakes, waterways, and wetlands to document their evolution into current day use and possible impacts of future flooding.