A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The St. Francis project: Taking a look

Written February 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

From the fourth floor of the old St. Francis Hotel, you have a fine view of downtown Albany and beyond. You could see even farther from the roof.

Coming: A facelift for old ‘Pythias’

Written February 16th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

One of downtown Albany’s century-old buildings will get a facelift this summer with a little bit of help from CARA, the central area urban renewal district.

Downtown commerce and the future

Written July 15th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On a Sunday evening in July, we are looking south on Albany’s Broadalbin Street, and a pleasant view it is. The horizontal lines of stately buildings all point to the Linn County Courthouse four blocks away. And it looks like the prosperous center of a small American town. What we cannot see are trends that may threaten to make the image […]

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