Posts tagged houses
Guest photographer Tom Miller sent in another awesome photo for us today. His description:
Photo was taken just out of Stayton up Fern Ridge Road. If any one can help me out here, I can’t remember the name of the family that use to live there. Its all but abandoned now and for sale.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us today’s photo of beautiful autumn color. His description:
Finally getting a little color at my place. My coral-bark tree usually comes out bright yellow but this year it’s more orange than yellow??? I’ve noticed a lot of the trees in the woods this year are a little different in color and slow to come on. Could be our dry and warm early fall is causing it. Anyway, we are starting to get some good color now.
That’s interesting about the change in color. Nature is so danged fascinating. Thanks, Denny!
This is probably my favorite home in Stayton. Locally known as “the castle,” it certainly stands out architecturally, and how cool is it to have a little bridge for a driveway? Very, that’s how cool it is.
In the interest of full disclosure, I digitally removed a power line which ran diagonally in front of the home. It was large (parts of it were bright yellow) and it disturbed the awesome of the house itself. You can see it in a photo of the castle I posted four years ago.
The castle lives on Water St.
Guest photographer Rita Elkins saw this collapsed house and wondered what was up. Turns out, by a check of guest photographer John Brandt’s Flickr photostream (click on the small photo at right to see John’s full-sized photo of the house), that this house on Florence St. is being cleared out for more construction.
It’s sad to see that house go. The Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce downtown walking tour says the houses in that row were built in 1923 as workers’ cottages (I assume for the mill which used to be by to the houses).
As I mentioned two days ago, I spent last week in Portland while a relative went through radiation treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital. While we were there, we stayed at the Green Gables Guest House, a place owned by the hospital for patients and family of those going through cancer treatment.
The house is beautiful — it was built in 1908, and there are five bedrooms, plus shared bathrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen. It made staying up there so much easier when we needed to only go a half block to get to her treatment. More information about the house can be found here.
This image is a six-photo vertical panorama, hence the somewhat distorted view of the house. It was the only way I could get it all in.
The Gardner House, a cafe and bed & breakfast, is undergoing some prep work for painting. I noticed because of frequent guest photographer John Brandt’s photo of the front (it’s the photo at right). Click on that for a bit of info on how it’s being prepped.
It looks like some repairs are also being made to the structure. The Gardner House was originally built in 1898 (see #35 on the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s downtown walking tour for more information).
If you look closely at the image (click on it to see it larger), you’ll notice what appears to be downspout pipes for gutters (or not) attached to a bush in front of a house on E. Hollister St.
Yes, I have so many questions. Chief among them is “why?” followed closely by “why didn’t I think of that?” and “I’m so glad I had my camera when I saw this.”
I know that last one isn’t a question. Sue me.
Anyway, this pipe/bush combination makes a bold statement. What that statement is, I haven’t a clue. But you know, I kinda like it. It’s different, certainly unexpected, and from what I can tell it’s easy to make. This could be the start of a whole new trend in yard landscaping. Heck, it could even be modern art, and will sell for thousands at some art gallery in New York. It could happen. I’ve seen worse stuff sell.
This small structure sits to the right of Stayton High School on Locust Ave. I think it is or was a house, but that’s just a guess. It’s obviously boarded up, so either it’s not occupied, or a vampire lives there. You know, the kind of vampire which goes poof in sunlight, not the kind which sparkles.
Anyone out there know anything about this place?
It’s been several months since I last posted a progress update photo of the Charles & Martha Brown House, currently being renovated by a group of volunteers (read more about it on the Brown House web site).
It’s come a long way since I last photographed it back in July of last year. New paint, new railings, new steps… it really looks great. I can’t wait until it’s finished, which will hopefully be in 2012.