Archive for April 15th, 2016

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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BORN IN ITALY ON THIS DAY IN 1452


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, (more commonly Leonardo da Vinci)
(April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)   

Leonardo da Vinci was a renaissance artist, inventor, polymath, musician, and
architect who painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper and drew the iconic
Vitruvian Man. He is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. He
also devised such futuristic technology as tanks, concentrated solar power, and
adding machines, and spearheaded some vital breakthroughs in anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.

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The Last Supper


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ROY CLARK IS 83 TODAY


Roy Linwood Clark was born in Meherrin, Virginia.

Country musician Roy Clark hosted Hee Haw for 20 years on CBS/syndication. He 
frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show during the 1970s. 

Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also
skilled in classical guitar along with several other instruments. He is a member of
the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987 and The Country Music Hall of Fame.


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First known photograph of Lincoln.


Lincoln’s last formal photograph, taken February 5, 1865.


                 Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

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