Evergreen Airport was built in the 40s and closed down in 2006. For a little airport, it covers a lot of land, giving our eyes a break from the ever-growing shopping sprawl on Mill Plain Boulevard. There are other visual treats on Mill Plain; Mt. Hood on clear days; there's an excellent view of it from the Cost Plus parking lot (and I recently discovered, from the Post Office on 136th Avenue). I enjoy seeing the mobile home parks because they're traditional and I like that look (especially the homes with lots of lawn gnomes and wind chimes--very homey to me). And Knight Camera is an unassuming house-like structure full of cameras, camera parts, lenses, tripods and guys with tool kits, ready to fix anything you bring in, or supply you with affordable parts if it can't be fixed.
But our pleasantly deserted transportation ghost town is now gone, demolished within the past two weeks to make way for a Crate & Barrel, among other things. We are sad to see it go. It's charming to have an airport in your neighborhood without having to deal with the noise or air pollution it normally would have generated. Here's how it used to look before turning to rubble. Thanks to the guys at Knight for fixing my camera so I could take these.
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields, SW Washington State