FIRST - Colonnade of North Wing of the New Market Block, Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 31.348 W 122° 40.285
10T E 525660 N 5041045
Quick Description: The ORIGINAL cast-iron colonnade of the North Wing of the New Market Block was constructed in 1872.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2006 8:17:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMHMC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 20

Long Description:


The ORIGINAL cast-iron colonnade of the North Wing of the New Market Block was constructed in 1872. In 1956, the North Wing was demolished during the urban renewal craze. These columns were salvaged from the demolition and have been restored to their original condition.

The New Market Block housed the unlikely combination of a plus 1,200-seat entertainment palace featuring the country's leading performers (upstairs) and an elaborate produce market (downstairs). Portland has the largest collection of cast-iron building facades outside of New York City's Soho.

Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required of the bronze plaque on colonnade with you and/or your GPSr in the picture.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1872

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