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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Old Book House: The conclusion

Written February 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The news on Albany’s Front Avenue is that the “Old Book House” has new owners and the book itself has gone home to the place where it was lost and hidden in a wall for around 80 years.


The new ‘Old Book House’: It’s done

Written December 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It’s taken most of the year, but the transformation of a formerly crumbling old house in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood is now complete. I’ve followed the story from the start, and if you’re interested in private initiative curing spots of urban blight, you should be more than pleased with the result.


Old Book House: It’s nearly done

Written September 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The conversion of the Old Book House in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood is just about complete. At least that’s the way it looks to me, from the outside.


Old Book House getting bigger

Written May 8th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The reconstruction of what I now call the Old Book House in northeast Albany has been moving along apace since the last update a month ago. The place scarcely resembles what was there before.


Old book: Back to its house

Written April 4th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Since last you read about the “Old-Book House,” there’s been progress on this reconstruction project at 1405 Front Ave. N.E.  Among other things, as you can see, the old side wing has been scrapped and replaced with a new concrete foundation and slab and the beginnings of the framing of the new garage.


 
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