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The Pearl District – Then and Now
July 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$15
The Pearl District was practically deserted 25 years ago. Join us on this tour to see how it’s been transformed into a dynamic walker-friendly neighborhood with contemporary and adaptive high rise housing, fine dining and world class entertainment. The Pearl District in Portland has become a model of high quality urban living and a must-see destination for visitors to our world-class city.
I call this the “bones of the Pearl Tour” because this walk includes the historic warehouse buildings that became the basis for the present Pearl District. We’ll have a look inside several historic properties now preserved and re-purposed. These projects are excellent examples of ” architectural interventions” that blend historic character with 21st century use and sensibility. The McCracken Co Warehouse (1895)/Vollum Ecotrust Building (2000) is one of our stops on the tour. (Photos below)
The walking tour will last about 2 hours and covers less than a mile of easy urban terrain.
Cost of this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
This tour is co-sponsored by the Center for Architecture/AIA – Portland.
Images courtesy Positively Portland Walking Tours.