I went to see the new Avengers over the weekend, so naturally I took a picture of the theater after the movie let out. Excellent movie and I love that little movie theater. It costs $7.00 for a weekend 3D matinee, which is far cheaper than Salem.
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.
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.
It occurred to me yesterday I hadn’t swung by the old schoolhouse on 1st Ave. (behind a business or two, by the courthouse) in quite some time, so I figured I’d head over there to get a picture. I was quite surprised when I saw it, as it’s been painted and there’s a business in it now.
It appears the last time I posted a photo of it was in 2008, and that photo is… well, not good. I was in a weird green phase, apparently, and the result is unfortunate. Anyway, somewhere I have a bit of history on this building, but I can’t seem to find it at the moment. It’s been in that location for several decades, but I believe it used to live somewhere else.
I’m glad it’s being used, though I can’t say I’m a fan of the red. I liked the old color (white, or something close to it), but that might be because it’s the way my mind sees it after so long of it being that color.
Does anyone know what’s up with the building on Ida St., near where it crosses 3rd Ave.? At one point it was the Food Bank before it moved to its present location on 2nd Ave. It’s received a nice paint job, but I don’t know if something is in there now or if there are plans to use it. I believe it’s still owned by the City, and is pretty small inside.