A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the waterfront: Old garage is razed

Written December 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In news from the Albany riverfront, the old one-story garage and warehouse at the southeast corner of Water Avenue and Hill Street has been reduced to a pile of rubble.

Riverfront beat: Townhouses to replace garage

Written September 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For many years there has been a warehouse or garage at the southeast corner of Hill Street and Water Avenue in Albany. Now a contractor plans to tear it down and replace it with buildings where people will live.

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.

Just sayin’: Looks fine without the chimneys

Written January 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In November 2019, the Albany Landmarks Commission approved contractor Joel Dahl’s restoration of the historic Goltra House at Montgomery Street and Fourth Avenue, but members were interested in preserving a future possibility of recreating the appearance of two elaborate brick chimneys sticking out above the roof.

Historic review: Dahl’s project wins approval

Written November 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Contractor Joel Dahl got support Wednesday from the Albany Landmarks Commission for his restoration of the historic Goltra House at 331 Montgomery St. S.E.

From Oxford House to a family’s home

Written October 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A bike ride in Monday’s sunshine took me past 331 Montgomery St. S.E., an address in Albany’s Hackleman Historic District where a remarkable story is taking place.

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