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Pendleton in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Masonic Hall Building

 
 
Masonic Hall Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Masonic Hall Building Marker
Inscription. This brick building was constructed in 1887 in the High Victorian Italianate style by the Masonic Hall Association of Pendleton. With the exception of the ground floor commercial storefronts, which have been altered over the years to suit their various tenants, the building still displays its original victorian detailing, particularly in the pyramid capped, arched windows and the ornate bracketed cornice. The stucco facing may be original to the building as it is seen in historic photos of the building, and was probably necessary due to the very soft brick used in the earliest buildings in Pendleton.
The site for the building was purchased in 1885 and construction was apparently completed in 1888. It is the earliest building still standing in the historic district and among the oldest in the city, the first brick building being constructed in 1884. The second floor building, accessed from Emigrant Avenue, served as a lodge hall for the organization until 1982. The ground floor storefronts, leased for various commercial uses over the years, provided income for the lodge organization.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.227′ N, 118° 47.178′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County
Masonic Hall Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Masonic Hall Building and Marker
The marker is on the Southwest Emigrant Avenue (right) side of the building.
. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Southwest Emigrant Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 South Main Street, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hendricks Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Matlock - Brownfield Bldg (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferguson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Rivoli Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Empire Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Griggs & Tryon Bldg (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowman Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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