The Astoria Column is an art-covered pillar made of concrete that reaches 125 feet skyward from Coxcomb Hill, overlooking Astoria and the Columbia River
Its observation platform offers a panoramic view for the many visitors who climb the 164 steps of its winding staircase
At its dedication on July 22, 1926, the Astoria Column was described as the “greatest of western monuments.” Over the years, the Column has become an Oregon icon and a source of identity and pride for Astorians
It was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1974.
Lovely photos, Thomas!
Looks like an interesting column with lots of art work to look at.
Thanks Camellia, the whole time I lived in Oregon last summer was the first I had been there