Lavon and Popkins Zakarian, Portland, 1925

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Lavon and Popkins Zakarian, Portland, 1925

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Brothers Lavon (left) and Popkins Zakarian were part of Portland's large Armenian community. Popkins Zakarian was a community activist, and fought against Portland’s 1954 so-called “slum removal” associated with the Bayside Park renewal, which displaced 64 families and 27 businesses—many owned by people of Italian, Russian-Jewish, and Armenian heritage.

Zakarian became so involved in opposing Portland’s municipal politics that he ran for city council and was elected in 1966, serving two stormy terms.

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  • Title: Lavon and Popkins Zakarian, Portland, 1925
  • Creation Date: 1925
  • Subject Date: 1925
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 9.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1995.304.004, Coll. 4000 Box 1
  • Object Type: Image

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