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.
Written September 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering
If you’ve wandered around downtown Albany, as I was last week, you may have noticed that things are happening with the old city hall at Second Avenue and Broadalbin Street.
Written October 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering
Scott Lepman doesn’t have an estimate of how long it will take to refurbish the old St. Francis Hotel at Ferry Street and First Avenue in downtown Albany. But he, his brother Spencer and their construction crew are about to start.
Written July 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering
The former St.Francis Hotel at First Avenue and Ferry Street in Albany might end up with an addition, a crowning feature you might say. Drawings prepared by Albany architect Don Johnson for the renovation of the four-story structure show a penthouse on the roof.
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.
Written October 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
A team of consultants led by Walker Macy, a Portland firm, now has the approval of Albany’s urban renewal agency to gather public opinion and then make plans for redeveloping the city’s Willamette Riverfront.
Written January 16th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
The city-supported renovation of the Fortmiller Building at 420 Third Ave. S.W. looks nearly complete, at least from the outside and from the back, and on Wednesday the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area plans to take a look inside.