View of a very active freight line through Vancouver, Washington, just north of the Columbia River. The Amtrak Empire Builder Portland Section appears each day around 5:15 PM PT heading east and around 9:00 AM PT heading west (Click on the above images to search the archives). This view is approximately from the corner of SE Columbia Way and SE Columbia Shores Blvd in Vancouver, Washington, facing North. SE Columbia Way can be seen in front of the tracks. Beyond the railroad tracks is Highway 14.
Officers Row, a part of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, is a congregation of 21 of the former homes of U.S. military officers stationed at the Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington. The oldest of the homes, the former residence of Ulysses S. Grant, dates from 1846, and the last edifice was constructed in 1906. In the 1970s a grassroots campaign to refurbish the dilapidated properties began to appear, and the site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 1980, the U.S. Army declared it a surplus, and it was henceforth deeded to the city for one dollar. A $10.9 million dollar rehabilitation effort proceeded in 1987. Today these homes have been fully restored, and now house several commercial and 34 residential rental spaces. References: Read more about Officers Row on Wikipedia