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.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Demolition of a Historic Landmark

Looking from the east toward the Tower of the J Building at Oregon State Hospital, the beginning of the demolition is apparent. All except the original, 1894 Kirkbride section of the building is scheduled to be replaced. The entire hospital campus is on the National Register of Historic Places and only the buildings south of Center Street are effected by the construction of the new hospital facility. (Click on image to enlarge.)


Rebekah said...

Wow, that is an eerily beautiful picture!

Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

I walked by yesterday, and it looks as if the entire wing is gone now. In with the new now?