Villard Hall was the second building opened on the University of Oregon grounds. It opened in 1886. In 1949, the University Theater addition was made to Villard Hall. The hall became the home for the Theater Department. Villard Hall was made in the Second Empire style that was common at the time. This architectural styleContinue reading “University of Oregon’s Villard Hall”
In this view we see a tugboat being made in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The hull is half done with the front half in progress. Behind the boat is Salmon Bay where it would be launched. Today Seattle is noted for big tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft. Seattle started as a harbor though. This supportsContinue reading “Tugboat Construction in Fremont”
The Beatty Biodiversity Museum is on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. The museum houses the university’s collection of biological samples. This ranges from pressed plants to fossils. Their most striking sample is the blue whale skeleton in the lobby though. The skeleton is 85 feet (26 meters) long. The whale died ofContinue reading “Beatty Biodiversity Museum Whale Skeleton”
The new Student Union Building on the University of British Columbia grounds opened in 2015. It was built to give more room for student events. The old student union building did not have enough room for the current students.
A combined grammar and secondary school had been in West Seattle since 1902. West Seattle High School opened in 1917 to provide a fixed home for the secondary school though. West Seattle High School is in a Neo-renaissance building. It is decorated with geometric designs and has a terracotta roof. This sort of design isContinue reading “West Seattle High School”
Taking a break from COVID-19 Walking Views, this week’s image shows the main mall at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The mall is lined with Red Oaks and has a view of the northern end of the Cascade Mountains. Many TV shows have been produced on the main mall. Some famous shows produced onContinue reading “University of British Columbia Main Mall”
Painted this view of the Oregon State Capitol Building on a cloudy day. The weather this summer has been cooler than normal. This has caused summer to look like fall. The Oregon State Capitol Building is made in an art deco style. Most state capitols copy the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. TheContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking View: Oregon State Capitol Building”
The weather is nice and perfect for watercolors. This week’s image is of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. The building is named for F. Wayne Valley who gave the money for the building. The Valley Library opened in 1999.
Tykeson Hall opened on the University of Oregon campus for the Fall 2019 term. I painted this view of the hall shortly shortly after it opened. Last week, I walked on the University of Oregon grounds and thought of this image. The hall houses academic and career advising, the Division of Equity and Inclusion andContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking Views: Tykeson Hall”
The Eugene Hotel opened in 1925. It was the top hotel in Eugene until it closed in 1980. The building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1982 and changed to over 58 housing in 1983.