West Salem, Salem, Oregon

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Old commercial district on Edgewater Street

West Salem is a neighborhood in Salem, Oregon, United States, located in the far northwest part of the city. West Salem is the only part of the city that is located in Polk County. The neighborhood is separated from the rest of Salem by the Willamette River, which serves as West Salem's southeast border.

In 1889 a plat for West Salem was filed, and the city incorporated in 1913.[1] In 1949, the city was officially merged with Salem.[1] West Salem post office was established in 1938 and ran until 1952.[1] The former West Salem City Hall (now housing private offices) was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[2]

West Salem is served by the Salem-Keizer School District, which includes West Salem High School, Walker Middle School, and Straub Middle School, and Brush College, Myers, Harritt, Chapman Hill, and Kalapuya elementary schools.[3] Straub Middle School and Kalapuya Elementary School opened in the fall of 2011, and were funded by the Salem-Keizer School District construction bond.[4]

The business districts of West Salem are located on Edgewater Street and Wallace Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1022. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ "Schools". Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bond Updates". Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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Coordinates: 44°56′21″N 123°03′35″W / 44.93917°N 123.05972°W / 44.93917; -123.05972