This artist’s view of Salem was published the same year the new State House was completed. See it upper right center. The space before it is Willson Park with the Courthouse at the near end of the park. Court Street runs along its north border, to the left in this view. Summer Street is at right angle to Court Street, near the State House, extending a few blocks north into the countryside.
Please click on the image to enlarge it and you will be able to pick out familiar sites: Waller Hall on the Willamette University campus, perhaps the Leslie residence where Bush House now stands, the flour mill at Pringle Creek’s entrance in the Willamette River, a covered bridge at Commercial Street and even a train puffing away out on the track at 12th Street ~ out in the countryside.