Definitely in a large valley. Not on a steep hillside like Hood River.
L.E. on 9th March 2017 @ 8:20am
That is the Methodist Church on the right side with the steeple.
Bill Seaton on 9th March 2017 @ 8:55am
And the cupola in the distance, to the right of the Methodist Church steeple, is beautiful Waller Hall at Willamette University (my alma mater). Right across from the Capitol.
Nancy on 9th March 2017 @ 11:14am
And what are the two white buildings across the street from the Methodist Church?
L.E. on 9th March 2017 @ 4:34pm
Ah, for the days before driving a pickup truck became the fashion.
Longshot on 9th March 2017 @ 7:31pm
Terrific image, Arthur! The ornate white building is the second Marion County Courthouse, built in the 1870s, and tragically razed in the early 1950s, and replaced with a modernist box. The similarly gorgeous Salem City Hall from the 1800s was razed in the 1960s and also replaced with a modernist bank cube. This completed the trifecta of lost gems, following the fire that destroyed the old Capitol building in 1935.
Here's a terrific 1903 view of both the old courthouse and capitol building from a more graceful era:
Tom Kloster on 10th March 2017 @ 9:17pm
Thanks for the answer Tom. I hope everyone checks out the link. A great history and beautiful photograph of early Salem.
L.E. on 11th March 2017 @ 6:31am