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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New sign evokes an era long ago

Written May 4th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany has no more downtown hotels, as it did long ago when there were several, but now it does have a restored hotel canopy that brings back memories of that bygone era.

St. Francis fix: ‘Financially unfeasible’

Written March 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Renovating the former St. Francis Hotel in downtown Albany is not financially feasible, two groups of students at the University of Oregon have concluded after a thorough analysis of the costs and potential returns.

Crunched canopy: Not a simple case

Written January 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s been a couple of months since a passing railroad maintenance truck got too close and mangled the canopy over the old entrance to the former St. Francis Hotel. The owner says the Portland & Western is ready to pay for fixing the damage to this downtown Albany landmark, but getting it done appears to be more complicated […]

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