It's a house out of a dream!

It's a house out of a dream!
Unknown Carpenter Gothic home

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Original Oregon State Capitol Building and Waller Hall at Willamette University

Though the post card states it's of the "State Capitol & Grounds Salem, Oregon" the photographer is pointing directly toward Willamette University's Waller Hall. Built in 1867, Waller hall was damaged by fire in 1891 and rebuilt with a mansard roof and tower (shown in this image). This remodel was again destroyed by fire in 1919 and a replica of the original 1860's tower was restored and can be seen there today. The capitol was destroyed by fire in the 1937 so really nothing in this image survives today.

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