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    An aerial view across the Fore River from the Western Prom. (Photo by Patryk Drozd, soaringimagery.com.)

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    Victoria Mansion (aka the Morse-Libby House) at 109 Danforth St. was built 1858-1860 as a summer home for Ruggles Sylvester Morse and his wife, Olive. (victoriamansion.org. Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    An undated historic photo of the Western Promenade.

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    A high-angle view of historic roof restoration work at the corner of Vaughan and Pine streets. (Staff photo by Gordon Chibroski.)

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    A walker enjoys the late-day winter sun on the Western Promenade. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna.)

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    No longer “active,” the 12-acre Western Cemetery was the city’s “primary cemetery from 1829–1852.” (wikipedia.org. Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    The grand West Mansion is among the city’s best-known landmarks. (Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    Chaval, on Pine Street, is a “neighborhood West End brasserie with Spanish and French-inspired seasonal cuisine.” (chavalmaine.com. Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    Butler Grammar School, at the corner of West and Pine streets, was designed by architect Francis Fassett and built in 1879. It was converted into apartments in the mid-1970s. (www.portlandlandmarks.org. Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    Burr C. Miller’s statue of Thomas Brackett “Czar” Reed gazes toward the West End from the Western Prom. (Photo by Patryk Drozd, soaringimagery.com.)

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    When the Danforth Inn, built in 1823 as a private home, had guest quarters added much later, the designer was architect John Calvin Stevens. (Staff photo by Jack Milton.)

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    “Loveliest of trees …” Cherry blossoms behind a West End row house herald spring. (Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    This 1920s Tudor on the Western Prom was a Portland Symphony Orchestra Designer Show House. (Staff photo by John Patriquin.)

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    Like many West End streets, Carroll Street is wide and has little traffic. (Photo by Diane Maines.)

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    This illustration shows the corner of Spring and Emery streets in 1876. The Italian Villa-style house was built in 1858.

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