Portland Then and Now® (Hardcover)

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Portland Then and Now® (Hardcover)

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Portland Then and Now pairs historic photographs with specially commissioned views of the same scenes as they look today. The book traces the evolution of Portland from the early years of photography to the present, showing how it became Oregon’s largest and most vibrant city.Set against the backdrop of snow-capped Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, Portland’s skyline is a mixture of ultra-modern skyscrapers and elaborate Victorian structures that reveal a rich architectural heritage. Originally no more than a cluster of log structures and wood-frame buildings carved out of the dense forest, "Stumptown" soon became the Pacific Northwest’s premier freshwater port, filled with supply ships bound for the gold fields of California, but also intent on becoming a cultural center. This fascinating book traces the evolution of this popular  tourist destination from a small town long dominated by cast-iron, terracotta and brick buildings to a city with ornate mansions, carefully designed neighborhoods, and a downtown that bespeaks pride in good city planning.  Sites include: New Market Theater, Blagen Block, Royal Palm Hotel, Grand Stable & Carriage Building, Pioneer Courthouse, First National Bank, City Hall, Berg Building, Portland Art Museum, Masonic Temple, Paramount Theatre, Union Station, Pittock Mansion, Bagdad Theater, Hollywood Theatre, St. John’s Bridge, Swan Island
Dan Haneckow writes about Portland and Oregon history and transportation topics. He has presented for the Bosco-Milligan Foundation's Architectural Heritage Center, Know Your City, Railvolution, the City of Portland Archives, Car Free Cities, Portland Public Schools and the Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society. A resident of the City of Roses since 1990, he has written the blog Cafe Unkown: Portland Oregon History since 2005. He lives in North Portland's Overlook Neighborhood.
Product Details ISBN: 9781911216476
ISBN-10: 1911216473
Publisher: Pavilion
Publication Date: June 1st, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Then and Now®