Grand Theater (Salem, Oregon)

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Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Odd Fellows Buildings
Chemeketa Lodge - Odd Fellows Buildings Salem Oregon.JPG
East side of building
Location 185–195 High Street, NE
Salem, Oregon
Coordinates 44°56′26.08″N 123°2′14.03″W / 44.9405778°N 123.0372306°W / 44.9405778; -123.0372306Coordinates: 44°56′26.08″N 123°2′14.03″W / 44.9405778°N 123.0372306°W / 44.9405778; -123.0372306
Built 1900
Architect Walter D. Pugh, Morris Homans Whitehouse
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Part of Salem Downtown State Street – Commercial Street Historic District (#01001067)
NRHP Reference # 88000275
Added to NRHP April 8, 1988

The Grand Theater is part of a complex of historic buildings in Salem, Oregon, United States that was originally owned by the fraternal organization Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as the Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Odd Fellows Buildings. The theater building is also known as the I.O.O.F. Temple.

The Grand Theater was built as a lodge hall and opera house by the Oddfellows in 1900, and was designed by the architectural firm of Pugh & Gray.[1] John Philip Sousa performed at the grand opening on November 29, 1900.[2] An annex containing a hotel and bus terminal and designed by architect Morris Whitehouse was built in 1921. The two former I.O.O.F. buildings were added to the NRHP in 1988.[3] The buildings currently hold retail businesses, offices, and a ballroom and other facilities that are rented for special events, while the theater serves as a film and music venue.

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  1. ^ Cowan, Ron. "Downtown theater ushers in a new era". Statesman Journal. Retrieved 2007-11-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Odd Fellows Hall, Salem, Oregon, 1992 (image)". Oregon Historic Photograph Collections. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. July 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 

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