1405 Front – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Old Book House: It’s nearly done

Written September 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The conversion of the Old Book House in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood is just about complete. At least that’s the way it looks to me, from the outside.

Old Book House getting bigger

Written May 8th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The reconstruction of what I now call the Old Book House in northeast Albany has been moving along apace since the last update a month ago. The place scarcely resembles what was there before.

Lost-book story ripples across U.S.

Written February 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The discovery of a long-overdue library book in an old Albany house has caused ripples of interest across the country, it appears. How the book ended up inside the wall of the 115-year-old house remains a mystery, but at least two people — a lady in Arkansas and another in Texas — did some sleuthing on […]

Unsolved mystery: Book in the wall

Written February 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

“American Railway Transportation” by Emory R. Johnson, Ph. D., was first published in 1903. Today’s mystery is this: How and why did a 1907 edition of this 434-page book end up hidden in the wall of a house at 1405 Front Ave. N.E. instead of being returned to the Albany Public Library when it was […]

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