So check it out!
(And while you're at it, consider more generally reading about post-Civil War Reconstruction and its shameful counterpoint and sequel in Redemption. Some historians and social critics have argued persuasively that we are entering a second phase of "Redemption," a reaction to the Civil Rights and Obama eras, and it will take hard work to baffle it.)
Supporting the OE article are some photos.
And the caption to one of them - which doesn't actually seem to have very much to do at all with supporting any point in the article! - solves a mystery in the Salem Library Historic Photos collection.
|This is from East School looking east down Marion St|
14th Street is the first intersection
(Oregon Historical Society, 0170G051)
And a little thrillingly, the house at the center (in detail at top of post), across the street from the gothicky house, looks to be the same one that remains today at 14th and Marion! Over at the Discover blog, Virginia Green calls it the Hayden House.
Probably a little more research would be necessary to button down this identity with 100% confidence, but for our armchair purposes here we're pretty sure.
At any rate, it's nice to be able to identify a photo of an outer Salem neighborhood (at that time anyway!) that is not downtown.