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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Suomi Hall

Suomi Hall, Astoria, Oregon This is the back of the Finnish Brotherhood's Suomi Hall, showing both the Finnish flag and the U.S. flag in paint. The brotherhood and/or building were established in 1886. That's an important date for me, as well, since it's the date my ancestors helped found the town where I grew up. I took this photo last April 5, but the trees look similar at this time of year, too. The back of the hall faces the Maritime Memorial seen in this post just across the grass. The curve of the Astoria-Megler bridge can be seen in the background of the Suomi Hall on the other side of Marine Drive. Also across Marine Drive is the Finnish Sauna, which has appeared in two posts and the Old Finnish Meat Market, which I haven't shown yet. This small part of Astoria is known as Uniontown.

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~Cheryl said...

How very interesting! And I love the way you framed your photo with the beautiful winter trees!

Don and Krise said...

Quite a bit of history there. Can you give us a hint as to where you grew up?

cieldequimper said...

That's interesting, I like the way there are so many "memory places" where people remind themselves of their origins. Did you ever go to the sauna?

VP said...

Sorry, no public saunas in your sister city, may be there is one inside the Grand Hotel Palazzo. We do have a Finlandia street!

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