|Revised Concept Map, February 2016|
Ironically - but probably not intentionally - a playground and splash pad is proposed for the footprint of Le Breton Hall, almost as if modeled after the mess at the Blind School. Is "playground" the new standard replacement for "old building"? Big Sigh.
|Le Breton Demolition Permit|
|Le Breton Hall in 2015|
|Le Breton Hall in 2011|
|Le Breton Hall shortly after construction at|
the Oregon State Institution for the Feeble-Minded
circa 1908 - WU Archives
Even if they whacked it in half and just saved the front with the portico. The site's remoteness made finding a new use for it a much greater challenge than it would have been for Howard Hall, it's true, but after Sustainable Fairview wasn't successful, the City didn't make another try and just rolled over in easy defeat.
The revised concept plan does include a "history plaza" (area 6), so at least there will be that.
So consider a ramble out Old Strong Road and taking a look before it's all gone.