Sunday, August 3, 2008

Historic Building



According to the Oregon Historic Photograph Collections of the Salem Public Library, the Capitol National Bank Tower was built in 1880. It was refaced in 1892 with stone, and the two carved stones at the top -- CNB on the left and 1892 on the right -- were added at that time. The upper windows still have the small panes of colored glass. The building on North Commercial St. is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now home to Globe Travel. I love that this same facade has graced this building for 116 years.

12 comments:

The Mulligan Family said...

I really enjoy your photography. I wanted to suggest to you that you visit "Wings of Wonder" out in Independence. I realize it's not "Salem" but there are great photo op's. Check out my blog site to see the photo's we got today - and there is a link directly to their site. Beautiful place to visit. Take care, Cindy Mulligan

The Mulligan Family said...

Hi Jill,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you liked the photos. No, we aren't in Independence.. we're in Salem - like you. I'm thrilled that you like my gumboyaya site too. Enjoy the peach crisp. Check in often. I'm trying to post at least two recipes per week! Take care, Cindy

Boise Diva said...

And..it's a castle! I love "hidden" castles.

Meead S. said...

Very nice photo Jill.

Alex said...

Hello, I'm alex, I stumbled across a blog that you commented... He lives in Saigon in Viet Nam. Is he your son? Anyway, I was curious so I clicked on your profile and I saw that you live in Salem, Oregon! I'm from Eugene! I moved to Tokyo two years ago and now I'm thinking about moving to Saigon which is why I was reading Simon's (?) blog. Anyway, I just thought I'd comment here because I thought this was such a coincidence having HCMC and Eugene in common. :D

HOBO said...

Old is Gold - they say and I am watching it.
Thanks to you and I love colored glasses.

Hilda said...

I like that fact too — cool! I love rough stone blocks in buildings, and this is very pretty.

Jan said...

Nice angle, really shows the art of the facade. Is this the bank that D restored the ceiling in?

Mary Jo said...

I like the building, the info and most of all the angle of your shot.

Kelly said...

I like the angle you chose! It sets off the repeating curves. I wish I could see the windows! I love these sort with the colored squares, but I usually only see them around the edge of window, not checkerboarded throughout. Very cool!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the angle of this photo! nice!

Stephanie said...

Great photo of a fabulous building!

Although the brick was added in 1892, the first-floor facade again was drastically changed in 1950 to the dark marble storefront that it is today.

Workers had to jack up the top stone portion of the building so they could install the modern storefront. You can find more info on this building & hundreds of other Salem historical sites at www.SalemQuarterly.com!