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Back Doors, Westmoreland and Portland Places

The gates of Westmoreland Place and Portland Places are prominent landmarks along Kingshighway (see their gates here and here, respectively). But coming around to Union, you realize they have “backdoors,” so to speak. Above are the relatively simple gates of Westmoreland Place along Union.

The Portland Place gate, however, is really fascinating. An elaborate, Romanesque Revival gatehouse sits to the north, while a strange inverted lunette anchors the other side.

Update: One new photo added below in December 2019 from the vault.

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