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THE “D–STREET” CORRAL ~ THEN AND NOW

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Adoline and Charles Ceciliani on the dance floor opening night.

The Division Street Corral was a famous dance hall built by Charles & Adoline
Ceciliani that opened in December of 1948 at S.E.171st and Division in Portland,
Oregon. Famous entertainers who performed there included: Johnny Cash, Hank
Thompson, Bobby Vinton, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Ray Price, Bobby Vee, The
Ventures, Bobby Darin, and many more.

After a suspected arson fire that destroyed parts of the building, the Cecilianis
renovated and eventually leased the corral to renters, including an evangelist,
bingo group and flea market. It was demolished in late March 2007 and is now
the site of a affordable housing development (shown below).

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D Street Salal opened in September 2015 as the Portland Habilitation
Center’s ninth affordable housing project, and third in it’s partnership
with Home First Development.

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BUY’EM BY THE BOX!

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REMEMBER THESE?

Vintage Seeburg tabletop jukebox!: Favorite Music, Jukebox 2013 03 13, Size Jukebox, 1950S Childhood, Tables Jukebox, Memories Lane, Jukebox Plays, Jukebox 20130313, Diners Jukebox
1950’s tabletop diner jukebox 

       


1950s Wurlitzer juke box.

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BOB FARRELL HAS DIED AT 87

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Robert E. "Bob" Farrell
(1927 – 2015 )

Robert "Bob" Farrell, founder of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour,
died Friday the 14th. He was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and
raised in an orphanage. He served in the Air Force in 1945.

Farrell worked multiple jobs in the food service industry, where
he moved up the ladder as a salesman for Libby Foods, the
once-competitor of Heinz Foods. He opened the first store in
Portland, Ore. in 1963.

Farrell lived in Vancouver, Washington and is survived by his 
wife, Mona, his three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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Recalling the joy he found in Brooklyn ice cream parlours and with the help of his friend Ken McCarthy, he opened the first store in Portland, Ore. in 1963, soon after appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the largest ice cream sundae.

He opened six stores within the next five years and by 1973, the chain had 55 stores, which Farrell sold to the Marriott Corporation.

Farrell remained the spokesperson for the corporation until 2001, when two Orange County entrepreneurs, Michael Fleming and Paul Kramer, decided to give the Farrell’s concept another spin. Fleming oversees eight Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours locations, two in Orange County.

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MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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Set in 1962 Modesto, California, American Graffiti is a coming of age comedy-
drama
film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss,
Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams,
Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Wolfman Jack; Suzanne Somers has a
cameo as the blonde in the T-bird. It’s the one-night adventures of a group of
teenagers, cruising and rock and roll.

     

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