Grand Theater (Salem, Oregon)
Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Odd Fellows Buildings
Corner view, 2017
|Location||185–195 High Street, NE|
|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. The Julius Grau Opera Company performed at the grand opening on November 29, 1900. 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. The buildings currently hold retail businesses, offices, and a ballroom with other facilities that are rented for special events and even lends itself as a film and music venue.
- Cowan, Ron. "Downtown theater ushers in a new era". www.newspapers.com. Statesman Journal. Archived from the original on January 1, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Grand Opera House Grand Opening". www.oregonnews.uoregon.edu - Oregon Historic Newspaper Database, University of Oregon (Newspaper). The Daily Journal. November 27, 1900. vol.X no.29 p.4. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
- "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department. July 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-16.
- Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Oddfellows from Salem Online History
- Grand Theater history and images from Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society
- Grand Ballroom (official website of building owners)
- Image of Grand Theater building taken from Marion County Courthouse
- NRHP Registration Form with detailed description and history of the buildings
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