On one end of the gravel parking area, there's a super old two-storey building that's all boarded up and on stilts. It was never in good shape, not since we can remember. I'm thinking it must have been part of the train station, as that's where the old train station was in the 1800s. (In fact, in the 1800s Corvallis was predicted to become the biggest city in Oregon because of the prominence of the train station.)
Last month we noticed there was a flyer in front of the old building on stilts. It had some legal mumbo jumbo about a community meeting to decide what was going to happen to the gravel parking area. On Saturday, caution tape was put up around the entire parking lot (though not around the grass, thank goodness). And when I came home just now I saw workers putting the big building on wheels to take it away.
I'm sad. I like that building. If they get rid of my grass too, I'll be very disappointed.