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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Council denies appeal on window replacement

Written October 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Over the last 20 years or so, Willamette Community Church has replaced 122 balky old windows in its historic building, the former Albany High School. On Wednesday the city council denied the church’s request to finish the job by replacing the last 11 windows on the list.


Vinyl window issue goes to Albany council

Written September 10th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The church that has owned and cared for the former Albany High School since 1964 is going to ask the city council to allow it to finish replacing 34 windows in the historic building’s façade.


Vinyl windows? Landmarks panel says no

Written September 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The church that owns the old Albany High School has run into a roadblock in its project to replace 34 windows in the historic building’s façade.


On vinyl windows, another skirmish looms

Written August 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wood or vinyl? When it comes to replacing old windows, that has been a recurring battle between owners and regulators in Albany’s historic districts for decades. The latest skirmish takes place Sept. 1, when the city’s Landmarks Commission holds a public hearing to review the use of “substitute materials” at the old Albany High School, […]


Making this place livable again

Written September 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This old house near the entrance to Albany’s Bryant Park is in pretty poor shape. Now the owners of the triplex rental plan to fix it up, get rid of some unauthorized alterations, and restore it as much as possible to the way it may have looked after it was built more than a century ago.


 
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