Fechheimer and White Building - Photograph from the Bosco-Milligan Foundation's George McMath Slide Collection

Thanks to the hard work of Beth Fischer, the first ever William J. Hawkins III FAIA intern, the Architectural Heritage Center has just published a new online exhibit Cast Iron Portland. This exciting new exhibit tells the story of how Portland became home to one of the largest collections of cast iron-fronted buildings in the United States. It also describes future possibilities for Portland’s Skidmore-Old Town Historic District and the myriad surface parking lots where amazing Italianate buildings once stood. This area was the birthplace of Portland and deserves to be better appreciated.