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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Mr. Ladd

As the city filled in, there was an increased concern with design -- creating a metropolitan place. Mr. Ladd, at his death, was the wealthiest man in the Northwest and a merchant, industrialist, and experimental farmer. At one time he owned farms that became Laurelhurst, Ladd's Addition, Eastmoreland, and Portsmouth.  He held his properties and let development occur around him.