Posts tagged buildings
Continuing guest photographer Tom Miller’s effort to brings us some knowledge along with his photos, we have today’s lesson:
I’ve driven by this old building probably a hundred times thinking it looks like a little old school house. Well this time I peeked around inside and noticed it had old tongue and groove floor installed, which was not used in many barns.
So I stopped and talked to an older couple that lives near by, and she informed me that it was the old Oak Glenn School House and she went to school there for eight years. I also asked about the old abandoned homestead (A Place To Call Home) just down the road (Fern Ridge Road) from them, and she told me its the old Glenn Taylor homestead.
Thanks, Tom! I always feel like I know the area a bit better each time you send information like this along.
Be sure to click on the photo in the upper right for another view of the school.
How about a random photo of the main entry for the Stayton Public Library on 1st Ave. today? Because that’s what I’m posting. And here it is. Right there, above this text. Go on, look… it’s right there.
I was going to take an overall shot of the library, but there were many cars in the way. Our library is popular like that.
I took this shot of Norpac Cannery on Washington St. recently, after I attended a car show at the A&W Restaurant across the street. Parking for the car show was on the Norpac lot, which gave me a view of the cannery I don’t normally get to see.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the day, and anyone thankful for the good things in their lives. Me, I’m thankful for my family and for the Stayton community. The Charles & Martha Brown House (circa 1902), pictured above, is being renovated by volunteers. I last posted a photo of it in July, and it’s made remarkable progress since then.
Click here for more photos of the building I’ve posted over the last four years. I normally shoot it from the other side, but I liked this angle, with the contrail above it. This was taken near sunset.
I apologize for not having a Thanksgiving-related photo for today, but it wasn’t until I sat down last night to do this post that I realized I didn’t have anything appropriate. So… um, gobble gobble to everyone, and have a safe and happy holiday.
We once again interrupt our regularly scheduled guest photographer submissions to bring you another photo I took. The weather has been decent the past few days, so I’ve been taking advantage of it by shooting autumn trees/leaves before the rain washes them away. This gorgeous tree lives in front of the old Jones Hotel (now an apartment building) on 2nd Ave.
Next up on our mini tour of very nearby Sublimity is their fire station on the corner of Star St. and Parker St. The Sublimity Fire District has 25 volunteer firefighters, according to their web site. They also have a smaller sub-station north of town, but I’m not sure where that is.
I may post one or two more photos from Sublimity, then I’ll get back to Stayton. Thanks for staying with me during our detour.
Today is day three of our little nearby Sublimity tour. If I read the Sublimity map at StaytonEvents.com right, the barn above is technically inside Sublimity city limits. It sits along Cascade Highway (unless it’s already changed to Center St… I’m not sure).
It’s big, it’s red, and it’s awesome. I don’t know why, but I adore barns. They make me happy when I see them, even though I’ve never lived on a farm. I guess I just like rural scenes. And I love farms.
I had originally wanted to take a picture (from the road) of the other side of the barn, but the sun was in the way on that side. I like how this side came out, though, so it works for me.
This building on 2nd Ave. and Florence St. was recently remodeled. It’s a fair bit different than it was. Previous photos I posted of the building:
It’s good to see new life breathed into this old place (it was built in 1885), but on a personal level, I am sad to see the character of the outside change. That probably the photographer in me talking.
Tomorrow I’ll post photos of the inside, courtesy of guest photographer John Brandt.
I wanted to buy a tree the other day, so I went to Yarnell Grower’s Outlet on 1st to get it. I didn’t really expect anyone in town to have this particular tree, but they had not one, but four. It was rather awesome.
I didn’t take my camera into the nursery itself (I wasn’t thinking at all, apparently, and should have my head checked to see if it contains a working brain), so here’s a photo of the side of the building. I posted an overall shot of the building, which is a large red barn, back in 2007.