A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A week later, checking on Water Avenue

Written March 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

After a few days away, the bike and I returned to my Albany riverside beat on Monday and found that much had changed since the week before.

At the St. Francis, demolition inside

Written February 18th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Every now and then, passersby get an indication that the work of saving and restoring the former St. Francis Hotel in Albany is going on inside.

What’s up with Wells Fargo lot: An update

Written January 3rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Some day there may be a building there, but for now the former site of Wells Fargo Bank’s downtown Albany branch is serving the need for more parking slots.

Downtown library: When the doors are closed

Written December 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Normally, Thursday afternoon is one of the times that the Carnegie Library in downtown Albany is open. But not during the vacation week between Christmas and New Year’s.

In 1932, this had ‘the pleasant atmosphere’

Written November 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Once again this week, on Sunday, I leaned the bike against the corner of 129 West First Ave. and wondered what if anything was happening with this old Albany structure.

At Monteith Riverpark, looking around

Written October 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The gate in the fence was open and no heavy machinery was moving around on Friday at Monteith Riverpark, giving me an opportunity to walk in and look around the construction site.

Quick sale: Council likes Lepman proposal

Written October 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Well, that was quick — the sale, that is, of the former Wells Fargo Bank property in downtown Albany.

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