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South Park Blocks Tour
The South Park Blocks are an 11-block downtown area first platted and donated to the City of Portland in 1852. By the 1880s the strip of land that once served as a fire break had been transformed into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city – complete with schools, playgrounds, stately homes, and places of worship – all bordering the new park. Amongst the beautiful architecture on this tour, you’ll see a variety of churches, a former high school, and several historic apartment buildings, all while strolling through groves of elms and listening to stories about the area’s history and architecture.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
$20.00 General Public
$12.00 AHC Members
About The Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.
Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns,culture, history, and quality of life.
Cover image courtesy Architectural Heritage Center.