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The Grand Era of Cast-iron Architecture in Portland

Hawkins, William John (Book - 1976 )
The Grand Era of Cast-iron Architecture in Portland
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Authors: Hawkins, William John
Title: The grand era of cast-iron architecture in Portland
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Binford & Mort, c1976
Characteristics: 209 p. :,ill. ;,23 x 32 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William John Hawkins, III
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 0832302767
Branch Call Number: 720.9795 H394g
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 207
Subject Headings: Architecture Oregon Portland 19th century Cast-iron fronts (Architecture) Oregon Portland Commercial buildings Oregon Portland
Topical Term: Architecture
Cast-iron fronts (Architecture)
Commercial buildings
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Cast-iron architecture was a phase of building in vogue in the late 19th century, as a way to protect the city from the ravages of fire that destroyed sections of downtown in earlier years.
Today, the blocks in downtown Portland nearest the waterfront still feature buildings of this construction.


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