The new view…

In several of our previous posts we’ve mentioned the wonderful view you can see from the top of the Grand Staircase.  For those who are not fortunate enough to live in La Grande and be able to see the view in person, the webcam on the Northside of Inlow Hall allows folks to see it from wherever they are.

Recently the webcam underwent some changes – the pictures are enhanced, the colors are more brilliant.  Caution:  if you grew up in La Grande and/or lived there at one time and have since moved away clicking on the link can bring on pangs of homesickness.

Below are some of our favorite shots from the last few weeks.

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The Grand Staircase at Eastern Oregon University was designed by Oregon architect John Bennes and completed in 1929.  Sadly, it has deteriorated over the decades and was closed to public use in 2004.

In November of 2014 it was chosen for inclusion on Restore Oregon’s Most Endangered Places List.

We started this blog and the accompanying Facebook page that same month.  Our intent is to raise awareness of the Grand Staircase and its architectural significance, post photographs and information of historical interest about the staircase, and share the stories and memories of those who love the staircase as much as we do.

To see a pictorial history of the staircase please visit our About page.

If you have any questions or have Grand Staircase memories, stories, or photos you would like to share please contact us at


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