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The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall

 
 
I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
1. I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall Marker
Inscription. The I.O.O.F. Hall was constructed in 1904 and rebuilt in 1915. The brickwork is richly detailed, including window surrounds and corbel tables to support the cornice and name block.
Six charter members created the local I.O.O.F. in 1857 and incorporated in 1868. Their first permanent home, built in 1889 at the S.W. corner of Third and Washington, was destroyed by the great fire of 1891. With the belief that the business district would move east rather than south, the hall was rebuilt at its present site in 1904. The hall was destroyed by fire again in 1914 and was immediately rebuilt in 1915. Early users of the hall included the U.S. Post Office, prior to completion of its own building in 1915.
 
Erected by City of The Dalles.
 
Location. 45° 36.024′ N, 121° 10.764′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and Laughlin Street, on the left when traveling north on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 East 2nd Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fur Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Corps of Discovery "Into the Narrows"
I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
2. I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall and Marker
The marker is at the right corner.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Fort Camp (about 300 feet away); Decision at The Dalles (about 400 feet away); Nickelsen Bookstore (about 500 feet away); Wingate & Williams Building (about 600 feet away); Maier Building (about 600 feet away); French and Company Bank (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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