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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Old Vernonia Mill

Oregon-American Lumber Company mill fuel bunker, Vernonia, OR


In the small town of Vernonia, Oregon stands the remains of the old Oregon-American Lumber Company. Dotted along the edge of Vernonia Lake Park are ruins of the mill, which closed in 1957. The only building that still stands is the former fuel bunker. The concrete walls are still intact, but the roof is long gone. Inside, there are full grown alder trees that reach out of the top of the building. The walls are covered in amazing graffiti. I was pleasantly surprised how relatively clean and well kept up the abandoned building was. The colorful art is very well done, and I will for sure return, as it looks as though it goes through a constant regeneration; older paintings covered up by new ones.

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10 comments:

  1. At least some of the graffiti here crosses the line into street art. Very colourful!

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  2. Fascinating capture, love all the graffiti.

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  3. What an interesting odd place! Great photograph, the colors really make it pop.

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  4. What a unique place to visit! Thank you for sharing your find on The Maple Hill Hop this week!

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  5. A fascinating abandoned building with interesting "embellishments" :-)

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  6. That might be the nicest graffiti I've ever seen! The juxtaposition of the abandoned building, graffiti and Mother Nature's reclamation. #LTTL

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  7. How interesting and I am glad that it isn't all full of junk as old buildings seem to acquire...Michelle

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  8. that's a great picture - and you're right it will be interesting to capture how it changes and is added too. #LTTL

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  9. That is an interesting place. Lovely image.

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  10. That is very cool. I actually really love graffiti when it is done for art sake and not just to tag your name somewhere. So pretty. I would head back as well to see how it evolves.

    Lisa @ #LTTL

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