SHINE is a look backward from the present to Salem's 1860 charter. In each year we have four sections: glimpses of what was happening around the world, a special event in Salem, what you see when you visit that site today, and other Salem events of interest that year.

Monday, November 10, 2008

View East on Court Street, ca. 1912

Here's a view from the top of the former State Capitol building. The street on the left is Court Street and on the right is State Street. The Supreme Court building is under construction in the lower right and you can see the outline of a house that was moved still in the ground on the lower left. That house was moved to our neighborhood and still stands on 17th Street.

The old capitol building stood on Waverly Street and provided a great place to go to photograph the neighborhood. Most of that neighborhood is now included in the Court Chemeketa Residential Historic District (CCRHD to the locals).