HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A sign appears of downtown building’s past

Written July 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A century-old sign of Albany history saw the light of day again when workers took the stucco off the brick wall of the old King Griff Building on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and Lyon Street.


On the riverfront: New use for historic building

Written April 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A construction fence blocking a Water Avenue parking lot drew my attention as I rode past on my bike. So I stopped to see what was up.


Downtown intrigue: A man of mystery

Written April 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Who is that man? That dapper looking figure keeping an eye out from the window looking out over Albany’s Broadalbin Street below?


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.


Old house fix-up OK’d, barely

Written October 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The owners of a rattletrap old house in Albany’s Monteith Historic District have won approval to renovate the place, but it was a close call that threatened to get hung up on the material in new windows.


 
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