The Ladd Block, comprised of Ladd Tower, Ladd Carriage House and 1923 First Christian Church, is located in the "Cultural District" in downtown Portland. Our front door faces the South Park Blocks, a graceful line of twelve city blocks that make up our city's "Central Park." The park starts three blocks north of Ladd, and extends southward into the Portland State University campus. The park is the unifying element of the Cultural District. It is a tranquil oasis of oak and elm trees, grass, drinking fountains, paths and wooden benches, and is enjoyed by residents, travelers, children, pets and foot commuters.