West Seattle sits on a peninsula apart from Seattle. This gives it a special character. You can find this in The Junction neighborhood not far from this week’s drawing at SW Dawson Street and 41st Avenue SW. Activities at the West Seattle Junction The Junction is a large business area in West Seattle. It isContinue reading “Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW”
Bexell Hall is a good example of the architecture in the Oregon State University (OSU) Historical District. The historic buildings in the middle of trees make a nice place to walk. The building is also close to the businesses on Monroe Avenue. Activities Bexell Hall is near many sights positioned in the heart of theContinue reading “Oregon State University’s Bexell Hall”
Georgetown sits in the middle of Seattle’s industrial area. Today the area is know for its arts, breweries and history. The neighborhood is also full of beautiful buildings from the early 20th century. Activities Many Seattle breweries started in Georgetown. The neighborhood is also known for its arts scene and historic sites. Some important locationsContinue reading “Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood”
Chapman Hall sits on the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon grounds. This places it near to restaurants and cafes on 13th avenue. It also sits in one of the oldest parts of the university’s grounds. Activities in the Area 13th Avenue is a short walk from Chapman Hall. It has many restaurants, cafesContinue reading “University of Oregon’s Chapman Hall”
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”
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”
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.
While the university is shut down it makes for a nice place to walk. Here we see the Pharmacy Building across the Valley Library quad. The Pharmacy Building was completed in 1924. It has been the home of the College of Pharmacy ever since. The College of Pharmacy works with the Oregon Health and ScienceContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking Views: OSU Pharmacy Building”
It is strange to only walk in the area near to home. The same path walked every day wastes the attention and is as bad as no walk. A short journey to a near by open park can give some welcome change of sights. This week’s image is from a short journey to Salem, OregonContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking Views: Minto Island Bridge”
Sketch Description As we continue to shelter in place it is important to also take some time to get outside. This week’s sketch is off some trees along the Mill Race in Corvallis that provide a pleasant escape from my apartment when I am out walking. Stay Safe, Stay Well.