The Monteith District, located on the west side of downtown Albany, is named after the founding fathers of Albany - Walter and Thomas Monteith. The Monteith Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Thirteen distinct architectural styles grace the 50 city blocks that make up the district.
The Monteith House, which was the first frame house built in Albany, in 1849, is open as a museum.
Other History nearby:
(Albany) Albany Fire Museum
(Albany) Albany Regional Museum
(Philomath) Benton County Historical Museum
(Dallas) Brunk House
(Newport) Burrows House Museum
(Salem) Bush House Museum
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03/03 Coming to The Albany area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.