HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Making room for a manufactured home

Written December 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A small old house at the corner of First Avenue and Columbus Street in Albany was vacant for five years. This week it was torn down so a manufactured house can be placed on the lot.


Linn County drops plan to buy Albany church

Written September 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In July the Linn County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 to buy the First Evangelical Church property in Albany’s Willamette Neighorhood. Today I learned that the county has changed its mind and the purchase is off.


Take a look at this handy little RR crossing

Written January 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a nice little path people can use to walk or bike across the Union Pacific mainline track at Burkhart Street. Nothing much has happened there lately, as far as I know, but I thought I would show it to you anyway.


On the market: Big church on First Avenue

Written March 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

To my eyes, the Albany Evangelical Church is a handsome and important building in the Willamette Neighborhood that should last for another century or two. So I was startled the other day when I stumbled across an online real estate ad that suggested redeveloping the site.


Behold ‘new’ streets in this old neighborhood

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bike, the quality of the road surface below your tires is something you notice. And on the evening of June 28, the hottest day in recorded history in the Willamette Valley, the newly surfaced streets in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood caught my attention.


Lucky to be alive: Tree falls on Linn Ave.

Written December 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

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.


Old east Albany: Continuing the tour

Written December 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

I wanted to complete my little cruise of Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood and learn a bit more about it. So here it is:


 
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