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New node at the Bob White Theatre

After weeks of planning and an intense installation event this
morning, we now have a brand new node at the Historic Bob White
Theatre. The proprietors describe this place as follows:

Built in 1924, the Bob White Theatre started as one of many simple neighborhood cinemas in the Arleta/Powell area. It ran primarily as a movie theatre until the late 1960’s when the stage was extended to accommodate live music. After that point it served as home to a variety of film, theater and music until it was closed in 1986.

In 1990 Dale Haskins purchased the theatre, using it as his private residence, and built a connecting warehouse that he used to restore pipe organs. During this time the theatre was closed off from the public eye.

Now, after being dark for almost 30 years, the marquee will soon light up once again. New owner, Nick Storie is beginning to breathe life back into the space. He envisions the future of the Bob White Theatre as a prominent new Portland entertainment venue, as well as a place where the Foster-Powell neighborhood can celebrate music, art, culture and community.

The network is now up and running with an Alix router and two Ubiquiti AirRouter APs. Two more AirRouters are installed and should be operational as soon as the building electrical wiring is completed.

The installation was arranged and coordinated by Matthew Klug, and performed by Russell Senior and Keegan Quinn, with assistance from Steve Tree.

We understand there is a major event at this node this weekend – if you’re in the area, you should stop by and check it out, and be sure to log on to the node!

Bob White Theatre
6423 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

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The last two SkyPilots from the public right-of-way finally delivered today!

Actually, “dumped” would be a better word. No notice, parts missing, strewn somewhat haphazardly. But I guess at least they bothered to finally take them off of the poles. Both of the power supplies were missing their lids. One looks like it had been sitting in a log pond, as the connections were heavily corroded.

The last batch were delivered on November 8th by the Fiber Guys.