The 125 ft. Astoria Column was completed in 1926 at a cost of $27,000. Due to exposure to the elements, the many murals depicting Oregon's history required major restoration in 1995 at a cost of $1,000,000.
Welcome to Then & Now Pics where history comes alive through side-by-side comparisons of old photos of sites with those taken recently. Entries will include Old West towns, National Park lodges, scenic byways, lighthouses, taverns, churches etc. so check back often and see what’s new. We welcome your comments and questions.