|Marion County Poor Farm, 1892|
(Salem Library Historic Photos, see also these from 1941)
|The Poor Farm just north of the Deaf School (1915 USGS)|
|"to reform, not punish" - September 22nd, 1914|
|The water tower and red roofs of Hillcrest|
from Pringle/Battlecreek Road, looking across Fairview
(earlier this month)
|An important provider is not interested|
the homeless people who participate in their proposed program could come and go freely, but that there would need to be some sort of sign-in, check-out process for their safety and the safety of others.But what does that mean? How do you "come and go freely" out there without a car? Anyone who argues for this should walk the whole length of Reed Road. Reed Road has no sidewalks or bike lanes and is quite zoomy; and while Fairview Industrial does have sidewalks and bike lanes, it's in an industrial park without meaningful destinations or other services.
|A very low walkscore for Hillcrest|
- "1914 Knighton at Hillcrest Worth Extra Care and Attention"
- "A Pasture under the Tree: City's New Park near Hillcrest and Fairview"
|December 20th, 1913|
Altogether this seems like a risky and costly project that is unlikely to help people or to help Salem.