Salem Journals

Bush's Pasture Park: (A)sahel to Ga(Z)ebos

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A travel journal to Salem by Migin

Deepwood Estate Photo, Salem, Oregon More Photos
Quote: Bush Park is 90.5 acres of rolling open meadows, tree copses, a creek, two Victorian era homes-cum-museums (with greenhouses), flower beds, rose garden, flowering shrubs, art gallery, lighted tennis courts, and many recreational features. It hosts a number of events throughout the year.

Bush's Pasture Park: (A)sahel to Ga(Z)ebos

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Overview

Trees and Meadows Photo, Salem, Oregon
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Bush's Pasture Park today is rolling open meadows dotted with tree copses, a creek, two Victorian-era homes-cum-museums (both with greenhouses), flowerbeds, a rose garden, flowering shrubs, an art center and gallery, walking paths, and many recreational features. It hosts a number of events throughout the year, including one of the largest arts festivals in the Northwest. This very popular 90.5-acre park is one of the oldest in Salem’s park system, beginning as the home and farm of the Bush family. Asahel Bush II was a drafter of the...Read More

Deepwood Estate

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Attraction

Deepwood Estate Photo, Salem, Oregon
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The part of Pringle Creek in Bush Park where it runs near the house has been landscaped only by nature. Children always like that sort of thing, their own secret wilderness which imagination can place anywhere they wish. And so there they played; in their deep wood. The house, a Queen Anne style Victorian, appears as romantic as its setting. Luke lived in the house. Architect W.C. Knighton’s (who later designed the Oregon State Supreme Court Building) first commission was the house, built in 1894, for pharmacist Luke A. Port. Poor Luke. His son, Omega, gone to study chemistry abroad, intending to work father’s pharmacy upon return, and lost at sea in a hurricane. A commemorative piece,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2004

Deepwood Estate
1116 Mission Street Southeast
Salem, Oregon 97302
(503) 363-1825

Bush Barn Art Center

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Attraction | "Bush House"

Bush Barn Art Center Photo, Salem, Oregon
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From the outside the Italianate Victorian style Bush House (1878) seems to lack the obvious personality of Deepwood (my entry), also in Bush's Pasture Park (Overview). It’s essentially a large gray irregularly shaped box with windows and doors, plain and simple. Sure there’s that great vine curling up the post supporting the front porch roof, greenhouse with per...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 20, 2004

Bush Barn Art Center
600 Mission Street Southeast
Salem, Oregon
(503) 581-2228

Bush Barn Art Center

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Attraction

Bush Barn Art Center Photo, Salem, Oregon
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The 90.5-acre City of Salem Bush's Pasture Park (Overview) and 1878 Bush House (my entry) began as the home and farm of Asahel Bush II, a man important at the beginning of Oregon Statehood and the early days of the City of Salem. The ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 20, 2004

Bush Barn Art Center
600 Mission Street Southeast
Salem, Oregon
(503) 581-2228

Wright is Wrong

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Story/Tip

Location Map No.1 Photo, Salem, Oregon
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Wright is Wrong Chapter One: The Greatest Building Never Constructed (in Salem) Once a newspaper in a, relatively, small town, in need of new housing for its operations, approached a noted architect asking if he would design this for them. After a time he offered them a preliminary, but radically new, design. It would consist, in part, of columns arranged in a sort of forest, which would reverse-taper from a narrow bottom upwards to splay into largish circular dishes, supporting the upper floors while creating a large open space about their bases. The newspaper was impressed. The noted architect came to the, relatively, small town to view the site, finish his v...Read More