For those interested in history and architecture, no visit to a city is complete without seeing its Old Town – and Portland should be no exception. With a streetscape reminiscent of New York’s famed SoHo, Old Town contains one of the largest collections of cast-iron fronted buildings in the US, with most concentrated within the neighborhood near our famous Skidmore Fountain. On this fascinating tour, you’ll see the oldest standing buildings in downtown, while also learning about some of the city’s earliest architects and how cast-iron played a central role in their designs. You’ll see fine examples of historic preservation in action and also learn about some of the lost architectural gems that once lined the streets near the river.
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
Image: Blagen Block (1888), Architectural Heritage Center Photo.