I've wanted to explore Wilhelm's Memorial, that huge mausoleum in Sellwood, ever since I laid eyes on it from the Springwater Corridor. I got my wish on Monday, when the historic building opens to the public every year on Memorial Day. I walked four miles around that place (so says my pedometer) and spent nearly two hours in its labyrinthine hallways. The joint has eight floors, burrowing down into the wetlands. I can't even begin to estimate how much square footage is in that place. There were hundreds of people there, yet the halls were nearly empty on certain floors. Just me and the goths in certain rooms. But enough of this jibber jabber, check out the pics:
So many more after the jump.
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