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A tour of the Portland Company complex

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    Jim Brady, an owner of the former Portland Company complex, talks about his plans for some of the buildings on the site. This section between two buildings currently houses artisans such as a bookbinder and a blacksmith. The new owners have expressed their interest in keeping them as tenants, however many of the buildings are in need of extensive repair.

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    Jim Brady, an owner of the former Portland Company complex, inspects the ceiling of Building #2 during a tour of the complex. Many of the buildings need extensive repair.

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    The proximity to Portland's waterfront was one of the main attractions for the new owners of the Portland Company complex. This view is from the rooftop of Building #1.

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    “It was never our intention to come in here with a bulldozer and tear everything down,” Jim Brady, an owner of the former Portland Company complex, said. “We think there are great attributes to the historic buildings. But we also don’t think every building has to be saved.”

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    The brick facade of Building #16 at the former Portland Company complex is crumbling. The historic complex occupies 1,000 feet of waterfront adjacent to Portland’s downtown business district.

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    Jim Brady, left, and Casey Prentice, owners of the former Portland Company complex, tour the site. They hope to retain the "historic core" of the complex.

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    Glass panes have been replaced by fiberglass over the years on some of the large windows in Building #1 at the former Portland Company complex.

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