B6 Angles on Burnside

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South of Burnside the streets are angles towards Magnetic North and north of Burnside Capt. Couch angled his plot of town to True North. (Portland City Archives)

South of Burnside the streets are angles towards Magnetic North and north of Burnside Capt. Couch angled his plot of town to True North. (Portland City Archives)

Angles streets as seen on our miniature wooden city.

Angled streets as seen on our miniature wooden city.

Burnside street angles

Burnside street angles from Google Earth

This makes for a lot of odd shaped buildings.

The Flatiron bldg - Ringler's

The Flatiron bldg – Ringler’s

Another angles building home to the Kingston bar.

Another angles building home to the Kingston Bar and Grill.

Big Pink (US Bancorp Tower) harder to tell from here but because of the angle of the streets Big Pink was built with no right angles.  It's fun to look at from the Google Earth view.

Big Pink (US Bancorp Tower) harder to tell from here but because of the angle of the streets Big Pink was built with no right angles, it’s a parallelogram!. It’s fun to look at from the Google Earth view.

Capt Couch and his wife Caroline Flanders Couch

Capt Couch and his wife Caroline Flanders Couch

Check out this web page that explains tracking the Magnetic North
Here is a page that has the GPS location of the Magnetic North for each year all the way back to 1590

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