HASSO HERING

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Cumberland move gets Landmarks’ OK

Written October 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Landmarks Commission Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to move — and thereby save — the historic Cumberland Church.


Landmarks denial appealed to Albany council

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany City Council will once again be asked to decide what happens on the corner lot of Fourth and Calapooia where it authorized the demolition of three historic but dilapidated houses last year.


What’s proposed at 4th and Calapooia

Written April 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division on Thursday posted a public notice of the property owners’ plans for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where after a prolonged controversy three century-old and dilapidated houses were demolished last year.


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.


A Landmarks verdict on siding and windows

Written September 4th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The owners of an old house at 136 Main St. N.E. will be allowed to use composite siding on one side of the place, but they’ll be required to replace three of the 10 vinyl windows they installed more than 20 years ago.


House repair caught up in historic review

Written August 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

An Albany couple working to fix up their house in an old part of town have been stopped, at least temporarily, because of city regulations that discourage vinyl windows and favor siding made of wood.


Date set for demolition hearing

Written September 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The request for permission to demolish three old houses at Fourth and Calapooia, a contentious issue, will come up for a public hearing before the Albany City Council on Oct. 10.


 
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