cast-iron front

cast-iron front

[‚kast ′ī·ərn ′frənt]
(architecture)
A style of architecture characterized by large window areas and cast-iron columns and spandrels.

cast-iron front

A load-bearing façade composed of prefabricated parts, commonly used on commercial buildings ca. 1850–1870.
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From 19th-century cast-iron front buildings to the Old Town and Chinatown to the breathtaking downtown bridges and much more, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is sure to intrigue architecture enthusiasts, Portland tourists, and armchair travelers alike.