Wright’s vision – Plan integrates Gordon House indoor/outdoor experience

September 2022 Posted in History & Culture | Comments Off on Wright’s vision – Plan integrates Gordon House indoor/outdoor experience

By James Day When famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright was working on his Usonian house design, one of the goals was to integrate as much as possible the outdoor spaces and the home’s interior. The Gordon House, the lone Wright-designed home in ...

End of an era: Silverton’s oldest newspaper closes after 142 years

September 2022 Posted in History & Culture, News | Comments Off on End of an era: Silverton’s oldest newspaper closes after 142 years

By Stephen Floyd When The Silverton Appeal was established in 1880, the city was barely older than the paper’s founder, 25-year-old Henry Guild. The Appeal outlasted numerous competitors during its early decades and survived two world wars, the Great Depression, the rise ...

Bobbie Day – Silverton celebrates its far-ranging dog

June 2022 Posted in Arts, Events & Holidays, History & Culture | Comments Off on Bobbie Day – Silverton celebrates its far-ranging dog

By James Day Silverton’s favorite collie/shepherd mix, Bobbie the Wonder Dog, who traveled on his own more than 2,500 miles to rejoin his family in the 1920s, has been on the move again. And cloned. [caption id="attachment_11548" align="alignright" width="268"] The Bobbie clone ...

Relief effort – Silverton pastor returns from Ukraine mission

April 2022 Posted in Community, History & Culture, News, People | Comments Off on Relief effort – Silverton pastor returns from Ukraine mission

By James Day Silverton pastor Kurt Barnes is back from a week-long Ukrainian relief effort in Poland. He returned tired, inspired and eager to continue to help. Poland has become ground zero for refugees from the conflict in Ukraine, and Barnes, a ...

Back home – Unearthed photograph returns to Portland, thanks to volunteers

February 2022 Posted in History & Culture, People | Comments Off on Back home – Unearthed photograph returns to Portland, thanks to volunteers

By Fred A. Parkinson Sometimes, things just work out. Through a serendipitous chain of events, a long-forgotten artifact has found its way back to its original neighborhood.  As a member of the Silverton Country Historical Society with an avid interest Silverton’s architectural ...