Item #900538 The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland. William John Hawkins.
The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland

The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland

Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort Publishing, 1976.
First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong quarto, grey pictorial cloth over boards, 211pp, apps, map of building locations, glossary of terms, notes, index of proper names, fully illus. Item #900538
ISBN: 0832302767

Presentation inscription signed by the author dated in year of publication on first free endpaper.

An exploration of the cast-iron era in Portland architecture from 1853 to 1899. The advantages and development of iron construction and its spread from England to New York and ultimately to San Francisco and Portland; the cast-iron foundries, their patterns, the variety of types of structural parts, and the growth of the use of iron; and the ultimate demolition of historic buildings are detailed.  78 structures have been chosn to represent the variety of pattern styles from the earliest to the latest.

Foxing to rear endpapers and edges of leaves, modest rubbing to cloth, tight, square, very good.

Price: $50.00