Here is an iconic moment in time for Salem, and for our neighborhood. On April 25, 1935 (85 years ago from this writing) a raging fire consumed the roof and copper dome of this, Oregon’s second State Capitol building built in 1874. It was designed by the Portland firm of architects Justus F. Krumbein and […]
Tag: Oregon State Capitol Building
There is nothing more numbing than a long narrative of what somebody else has been doing…sort of like an over-long Christmas letter…but images, well, always good for some of us. So, images only, this is what my week has held…
Oregon Capitol Has a Birthday!
On April 25, 1935, our stately old Capitol building burned, alas. To the ground. A new building was built, a cornerstone was installed in a big ceremony… and a statue of a golden pioneer was placed atop the building… 75 years ago…and this is birthday week. We heard the capitol building was decorated like a […]