HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Making repairs at historic building on Third

Written December 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

At 113 years of age, the two-story structure housing the Wood Apartments in the 200 block of Southeast Third Avenue may be among Albany’s oldest apartment buildings. Now the facade is getting structural repairs.


‘Labor Temple’ will get a new name

Written June 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Labor Temple hasn’t been called that for many years, and now its owners want to rename it for its origin more than a century ago. They intend to call it the Wood Apartments.


Council votes to sell old ‘Labor Temple’

Written September 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Eleven years after it got involved with the former Labor Temple on Third Avenue, the Albany City Council this week ended the city’s role by voting to sell the building.


CARA update: Hoping for completion

Written August 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s downtown renewal board may now be on its way to setting priorities for completing its mission. That’s the vague but hopeful main news from Wednesday’s monthly session of the CARA advisory board.


City takes title of CARA project

Written October 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Years ago Albany’s urban renewal program agreed to help prospective developers turn a former union headquarters downtown into apartments. The goal of four remodeled apartments was achieved, but city loans were not repaid, and as a result the city now owns what everybody still calls the Labor Temple at 222 Third Ave. S.E.


 
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