The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) has opened a companion piece and walking tour to its latest exhibit, South Portland and the Long Shadow of Urban Renewal.
The long, narrow South Portland neighborhood south of downtown was reshaped during the first urban renewal project in the 1950s and 60s and the exhibit examines the rise, fall, redevelopment and future of South Portland.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education at 724 NW Davis St. presents a companion exhibit about landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. As a part of South Portland’s urban renewal, the Portland Development Commission invited Halprin to design a series of fountains downtown, now the renowned Portland Open Space Sequence.
Weekly walking tours of South Portland and the Halprin fountains are offered this summer. Register at OJMCHE.org.
The Architectural Heritage Center is open Thursday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm at 701 SE Grand Ave. See visitahc.org.