A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany lists former bank lot for sale

Written May 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The former site of the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Albany has been put on the market for a listed price of $310,000 and, according to a city official, has attracted quite a bit of interest.

Riverfront project: Report from open house

Written May 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Among all the drawings and displays at Monday’s public open house on Albany’s Waterfront Project, which is now under construction, this is the chart I found most informative.

A new old look for a downtown address

Written April 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If the owners follow through on their plans, the building believed to be the oldest wood-framed commercial structure still standing in downtown Albany will get a new look. An old look, that is.

Building down: Where’s the time capsule?

Written March 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you were hoping for a glimpse of the 1912 time capsule buried in the cornerstone of the First National Bank, prepare yourself for a disappointment.

Safe doors secured; still waiting for time capsule

Written March 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The doors to the safe of Albany’s historic First National Bank have been saved as the building is being torn down. Now the big question is whether the cornerstone still contains the time capsule placed within it in 1912.

Renovation under way at the ‘old City Hall’

Written March 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Renovation of a downtown Albany landmark is now under way after years of the building standing empty.

Smashing the walls at old bank building

Written March 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Keeping up with this particular change in downtown Albany: On Wednesday a contractor started tearing down the walls of the former Wells Fargo branch at Broadalbin Street and First Avenue. “Tearing down” may be the wrong words. It was more a matter of “smashing with a battering ram.” Take a look: I was on my […]

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