Last month I posted a photo of Stayton Bowl, Stayton’s only bowling alley. Its roof collapse a few years ago and had been closed ever since.
I had been hoping the alley would eventually reopen, but as you can see in the photo above, it was torn down instead. It’s quite sad to see it go. It had been around since the late 1950′s.
Bye bye, bowling alley. You shall be missed.
Stayton’s library has been undergoing construction for an expansion over the last several months, and I’ve been posting photos of its progress here and there. This photo is of the back side of the library, taken from the park behind the building. The library is getting very close to completion.
Yesterday was the semiannual Friends of the Library used book sale at the community center. That means it was time for my semiannual trek to the sale to buy entirely too many books I’ll never have time to read. But I’ll try, anyway.
The photo above is of some of the books at the sale. I had some trouble deciding which photo to post, so click on the thumbnail for my second choice.
Okay, it isn’t a house, technically. But the building houses some very nifty stuff, so I’m fudging a bit because the title seems to fit.
This is an outside private door on a building from the 1910′s which holds Cartwright’s Music on 3rd Ave. I popped my head inside the store yesterday to drool at all the pretty instruments, and ended up buying an acoustic guitar. Did I mention I can’t actually play the guitar? Who knows, maybe I’ll get to where I can strum a few chords.
Look at all that activity. A few parked cars and… um, well, that’s it, really. If you look close you can see a person standing next to the middle car. Whoo. I just don’t think I can keep up with this level of excitement.
In this shot you can see the police station, movie theater, City Hall, a bar, and a few other businesses. This was taken at just after 9pm two nights ago. As you might suspect, I’m still recovering from the wild and wacky that make up Stayton’s evenings.
This adorable doggy was in the back of a truck, hence the clever title you see above. I spotted him/her in a parking lot, being very well behaved. I don’t know what kind of doggy it is, but he/sure is definitely a cutie.
I’ve discovered there are trees all over town with pretty little white cherry (I presume) blossoms all over town at the moment. You’d think I would have noticed that before this year. Once again, taking photos for this blog has made me see things around town I wouldn’t have otherwise noticed.