Ladd’s Addition: A Walking Tour of One of America’s Great Places
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
6:30 pm–8:00 PM
Architectural Heritage Center Members: $13 General Public: $18

Prominent business and civic leader William S. Ladd designed the neighborhood that bears his name in 1891, but did not live to see any of the homes there constructed. This walking tour explores Ladd’s Addition, its importance in Portland history, and its connections to the City Beautiful movement. Enjoy a leisurely, early-evening stroll from the distinctive central green, to the formal rose gardens, tree-lined boulevards, American Elm trees, skinny lots and alleys.

Along the way, your guide, urban planner and historian Richard N. Ross, AICP will reveal why Ladd’s Addition is a national and regional icon for livable communities. You’ll also learn how this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses has repeatedly overcome challenges and renewed itself.

This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and in 2009 the American Planning Association honored it as one of America’s Great Places.

Meet your guide at SE Ladd Circle, in front of Palio Café, 1996 SE Ladd Ave.
The tour begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED
Limited to 30 people.

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