Here are notes on some poopy things around Salem.
Did you make it by either the Mill or the Library for the temporary exhibits on the archeology digs at the new Police Station site?
The version at the Library was a little underwhelming, perhaps because it was still early in the assessment process. I was hoping for a little more narrative sweep and analysis, but it was mostly lots of things. Things with tags. A little bric-a-brac-y.
|The outhouse and midden at the new Police Station
Down the street, the gate was open on the crater on the corner of Chemeketa and Liberty, the former site of Pietro Belluschi's First National Bank. Inside the fencing was a small pond, and it was not so much shocking as it was depressing to see the callousness and disregard for the urban fabric at this important corner downtown.
|The crater and pond at the old First National Bank
|The weird rain garden and mailbox slalom on 12th Street