an oregonian lighthouse

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My wife and I drove the coast on our way back home from Portland, and we stumbled upon an lighthouse along the Coquille river in southern Oregon.  I was struck by the simple forms rendered in white plaster: the tall cylindrical light and a low lozenge-shaped accessory building.  These were both detailed in a pseudo-French collection of mannered profiles and mouldings, with large cyma-ed keystones and segmental arches, and iron king-rod trussed roof construction.  Civic work today pales in comparison.

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