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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Demolition cost more than expected

Written June 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Unforeseen complications have raised the cost of demolishing the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany.


Building down: Where’s the time capsule?

Written March 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you were hoping for a glimpse of the 1912 time capsule buried in the cornerstone of the First National Bank, prepare yourself for a disappointment.


Smashing the walls at old bank building

Written March 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Keeping up with this particular change in downtown Albany: On Wednesday a contractor started tearing down the walls of the former Wells Fargo branch at Broadalbin Street and First Avenue. “Tearing down” may be the wrong words. It was more a matter of “smashing with a battering ram.” Take a look: I was on my […]


Fence signals demolition of former bank

Written February 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The first result of the pending demolition of the former Wells Fargo branch in downtown Albany is that parking has become more scarce, for now anyway.


Razing 300 W. First: Three bids received

Written November 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Three contractors from the Portland area submitted bids to demolish the former downtown Albany branch of the Wells Fargo Bank at 300 W. First Ave. The bids, opened Nov. 15, ranged from about $239,000 to nearly $385,000.


City wants to raze old Wells Fargo branch

Written September 19th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Maybe it’s not too early to start thinking about what will take its place when and if the former Wells Fargo Bank branch downtown is razed.


CARA opts to demolish old Wells Fargo branch

Written June 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The former Wells Fargo bank in downtown Albany is to be demolished and the site offered for sale to a developer who would build apartments.


 
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