Once again, guest photographer Tom Miller brings us a cool shot of an old rundown structure. I don’t know how he finds them, but I’m sure glad he does.
This is the back of a building. A blue building. The back of it. I think I mentioned that. Yeah. So… building. I like it. The building itself is rather old, dating back to 1912, according to a date written on one of the corners of the structure. The front of the place faces 3rd Ave., in the historic section of downtown.
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us this image of an old barn that fell last winter. He writes:
Do any of you remember this old barn out in the Waldo Hills area.
It was located on the corner of Cascade Hwy SE and Waldo Hills Dr SE.
Well it collapsed last winter, it just couldn’t hold up all the ice and snow that got thrown on it.
I personally don’t remember it, but I’m glad Tom documented it. Thanks, Tom!
Please help find Stanley the therapy dog!!
A therapy dog from Santiam Hospital went missing earlier this week, so if you’re in the area, please be on the look out for him. He’s an 85 pound labradoodle. Click on the thumbnail at right to see what he looks like. Contact info is on this Craigslist ad, and there’s a Facebook group with several photos of Stanley.
The Facebook page announced there is a $5000 reward being offered. Please help find him. Thank you.
I noticed the other day the Red Apple Lounge on 2nd Ave. has a new color scheme. And by “new,” I mean it could have changed sometime in the last two or three years and I am just now noticing it, or it could have been last week. I have no idea. But it used to be much different. So I took a picture of one of the side doors. The colors are a bold choice, and certainly grabs one’s attention. Eventually.
I went over to the Santiam Hospital on 10th Ave. last night to take a long exposure of the newish tower. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but never got around to it until last night. A car ended up going by when I took this shot, and I liked the streaks the lights made. It also helps cover up the wonky focus on the building… not quite sure how I messed that up, but the only thing really in focus is the upper corner.
Apparently, I attracted some attention at the hospital, since a security guard stopped by to ask what I was doing. It’s understandable that people were curious, and the guard was polite. Still, I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon to get a better shot.
The old museum on 3rd Ave. is now Stayton’s courthouse. It opened last month, but I wasn’t able to attend the opening. So, here’s a photo of the outside, which looks a lot like how it looked when it was still the Santiam Historical Museum.
Speaking of the museum, it’s still looking for a new home. I really hope it finds one soon, as I think preserving bits of our past is needed.
A few days ago, I posted an old red barn from 1951. Today we have a very similar barn just down the road on Stayton Rd., which I’m guessing was built around the same time. I didn’t see any date written on this one like I did the last one, though.