Architectural Guidebook to Portland / Edition 2

Architectural Guidebook to Portland / Edition 2

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by Bart King
     
 

A graceful combination of eccentric and traditional architecture.

Portland, Oregon, is a city widely known for its civic planning, preservation of historic buildings, attractiveness, and inviting atmosphere.

Within the five-mile downtown district can be found skyscrapers, nineteenth-century cast-iron-front buildings, a riverfront park, old brick warehouses

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Overview

A graceful combination of eccentric and traditional architecture.

Portland, Oregon, is a city widely known for its civic planning, preservation of historic buildings, attractiveness, and inviting atmosphere.

Within the five-mile downtown district can be found skyscrapers, nineteenth-century cast-iron-front buildings, a riverfront park, old brick warehouses and breweries still in operation, a train station with a 150-foot clock tower, five bridges, and a rich assortment of museums, government buildings, and shops. With more than 250 entries, this comprehensive guide includes the following:

Pioneer Courthouse

Union Station

Chinese Classical Garden

U.S. Bancorp Tower

Historic Bridges

U.S. National Bank Building

Additional updates and expanded information can be found at: teleport.com/~kilm2/home.html

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870711916
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

A longtime teacher, Bart King is also the perpetrator of the national bestseller The Big Book of Boy Stuff. Along with his five sisters, Bart co-authored its companion volume, the critically acclaimed The Big Book of Girl Stuff. His project, the second edition of An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, is equally useful as a reference work and a cure for insomnia. Bart's book, The Pocket Guide to Mischief, will be out in Winter 2007.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     1
Downtown     9
Cultural District     56
Government Center     88
Yamhill     115
Old Town-Chinatown     140
The Pearl     156
Northwest     179
Southwest     193
Southeast     220
Northeast     249
Downtown Bridges     283
Glossary     292
Photo credits     299
Bibliography     300
Index     309

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