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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Renovations complete: A landmark house

Written February 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

An aimless bike ride through old Albany took me past the corner of Montgomery and Fourth, where the historic Goltra House attracted my attention because it has been beautifully restored.


House repair caught up in historic review

Written August 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

An Albany couple working to fix up their house in an old part of town have been stopped, at least temporarily, because of city regulations that discourage vinyl windows and favor siding made of wood.


An Albany historic house, all boarded up

Written June 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Plywood on the doors and windows is not what you expect to see on one of the stately old houses in Albany’s Monteith Historic District. Which is why the boards caught my attention as I was riding past 637 Fifth Ave. S.W. in recent days.


Old houses: Council takes the case

Written September 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Unhappy with a city committee’s rejection of a request to raze three dilapidated old houses in the Monteith Historic District, the Albany City Council voted Wednesday to review the case without the applicants having to file — and pay for — an appeal.


 
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