Marie history and comment on project undertaking and info


• Column History •

Constructed in 1926, the Astoria Column is one of six plediorials put along the Great Norther Railroad's Line.  Attilio Pusterla, an Italian-American Artist, created a plaster frieze which spirals around the exterior of the column. The frieze depicts the Lower Columbia's History from the Primeval Forest to the coming of the Railroad.

Example of Restoration 


Astoria Column 3D

A Three Dimensional model was created directly prior to the scaffolding, and crews beginning the restoration process. (See it Here)

When the restoration is complete another 3D model will be created providing a wonderful, before and after comparison.

Photography by: Jonathon Lingel and 3D modeling by: Jonnie Dunne

• Conservation Details •

2015 Project Team

• Consultants •