Our correspondent Teddy is keeping the Cohort busy with his finds. And what’s more appealing than a ’65 Falcon wagon out and about? Update: It was shot in San Francisco, not Portland, as I assumed earlier.
Sweet. Perhaps my favorite Falcon generation – or at least a tie with Gen 1. And that’s a really nice taxpayer building behind it, as well.
Oddly, I was on YouTube and in comments someone was peeved that someone else referred to a 2 story building as a “taxpayer”. (I always thought 1 or 2 floors qualified..) But what were the chances of seeing that oddly specific “architectural term” on the same day??
I was unaware that was even an architectural term–I thought perhaps it was government-owned!
I do like those storefronts though. And the Falcon.
It’s really more of a “slang” term, ( there’s no legal or technical specifications..) referring to a smallish commercial building that is built so that the land owner has income to pay the property tax.It may be even regional (often heard in NY and PA). Many were cheaply built, usually because the owner had grandiose ideas of replacing them with larger or fancier buildings. The one here though seems well executed and was likely intended to be permanent.
Its a common term among architects and urban planners, which is what I trained to be. It’s not meant to be pejorative – in fact many of these buildings were designed and constructed to have 2 or more stories added later if there was more demand at a later point. And most were carefully detailed.
I’d hardly call that a taxpayer building. In San Francisco back then, two story buildings were very common. And this is a nicely-built one.SF is hardly NYC, or was so, 100 years ago.
I am in love with that wagon. It looks like it might even be a 289!
Those are very nice looking old beasties. 😀 Good to see a Falcon wagon moving about town. Wherever it goes it makes the surrounding scenery look better. I like those hubcaps, too.
Always like this gen of Falcon the best. That wagon must be pretty rare, and looks to be in great condition. Good find.
Back in the day a neighbor had a new 2 door hardtop ’65 Falcon Sprint, 289 4 speed, bucket seats. Black with a red interior. I’d take that car today over it’s Mustang cousin equipped the same way, just to be different.
Excuse me Paul, I was in San Francisco last weekend (11-11-16) and this photo was taken between City Lights Book Store and the Transamerica Pyramid.
Sorry I have not had the time to post photos onto Curbside Classic directly. When I post photos to the cohort I leave a comment saying where the photo was taken. However, if I do not leave a comment in regards to location that means the photo was taken in Portland, OR.
Oops. I jumped to conclusions.Great shot, anyway!
Thank you Paul.
Great find Teddy. Very different from our 1965 Falcon wagons!
As a midlevel Falcon wagon it managed to come without a roof rack or power rear window. My parent’s ’63 had those things, plus factory – but non-integrated hang on – AC.
Maybe you already know, but the ’64-65 Falcon was a facelift of the original ’60-63. Squarish body, same greenhouse. But the facelift included a revision of a lot of other bits – different rear springs, better seats, and probably a lot of other things.
Nice wagon and thanks for the photo near City Lights Bookstore. Looks like a place I want to check someday down there.
Well thank God the word “Portlandia” is gone. I don’t think you’d find one Portland native who refers to the city by that name. Speaking as one.
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