A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Scott Boysen says he’s lucky to be alive. We were standing in front of his house on Linn Avenue, and he was telling me what happened Monday.
I wanted to complete my little cruise of Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood and learn a bit more about it. So here it is:
Checking on the status of an abandoned car on Wednesday, I rounded the corner of Second and Chicago in Albany just as a tow truck was taking off with the wreck on its bed.
Like other residential districts of Albany before it, the Willamette Neighborhood now has sprouted a crop of new stop signs to slow down traffic. This may work, or it may not.
Many times I’ve admired the wooden sailboat sitting outside a house on Sherman Street in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood. On Tuesday I saw a man working on it, and I stopped and got off the bike.
The woman who lived in this Albany house most of her life will be remembered when the place is rebuilt and named in her honor.
Looks like something is happening with this house, more than a century old, in Albany’s Willamette neighborhood. The site has been cleaned up and there’s a construction company’s sign out front.