Monteith House Albany Oregon

Posted by Bruce (Tacoma, United States) on 9 June 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is a photo from a side trip on our adventure in Oregon. The building says it was restored but there appears to be a lot of mold on the front.

Brothers Walter and Thomas Monteith traveled to Oregon by ox team in 1847 over the Oregon Trail. Close to the confluence of the Calapooia and the Willamette Rivers, the Monteith brothers found a wide, open, prairie – a perfect setting for their envisioned city. For $400 they were able to purchase 320 acres of land along the Willamette River from Hiram Smead.

They named this new town after Albany, New York, the capital of the state of their birth.

This was one of the first homes in Oregon to be constructed from sawed lumber, and was the Albany areas first frame home. With the assistance of friend Samuel Althouse, the Monteith House was basically complete by 1849.

I appreciate all the comments – I find them very encouraging. My primary photography is flowers and landscapes along with my grandkids.

Most of my photos are, “as they were taken.” I do work with lighting or darkening them in many cases (and sometimes I will sharpen them) but I try not to use too much “photo-shopping” If I do adjust them – I try to mention it.

My goal is to I try to keep my photography as photography and not turn it into art. While I do love the retouched photos, I personally think they become art and not photography – just my opinion.

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10 Jun 2017 8:04am

Nikon D7100
1/1600 second
ISO 6400
18 mm (35mm equiv.)


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