Not ready for fall. (And ready for a pleasant diversion from civic matters. Maybe you are too.)
A note during Thursday's deluge about a show of Myra Albert Wiggins' photos in Portland brought to mind one of her photographs (as Myra Albert) of flooding here in Salem.
|The Flood of 1890, From the Blind School,|
looking out east over Pringle Creek to the Albert House.
Today we'd just be seeing lots of the Hospital
photo by Myra Albert Wiggins
|This four-square (on right) on Winter Street, just north of the creek|
is the Albert House in the flood photo
Salem Library Historic Photos
The 1895 and 1926 Sanborn maps show a four-square turned into a sorority in this location (and the library's notes depend on the '26 Sanborn, so it is not an independent source).
|The block bounded by Winter, Oak, Summer, and Leslie|
1895 and 1926 Sanborn Fire Maps
The four-square above the creek - likely Albert House
At any rate, the location of the house in the photo seems secure now. Case closed!
|Approximate view of 1890 photo and house superimposed on 1964 flood|
Wiggins' local photography is of great interest, you may recall, since she and her husband Fred met over bikes in the late 1880s, and she continued to bike into the 1910s.
|Albert-Wiggins Wedding, Nov 24th, 1894: Oregon State Library|
This is likely inside the Albert House
|People watching the peak of the January 2012 flood|
|Bikes and People under Union St Railroad Bridge, August 2013|
Be sure to enjoy the Bridge and River while you are out!