Drug Store and Lodge Hall

Drug Store and Lodge Hall (HM2CON)

Location: Wilsonville, OR 97070 Clackamas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 17.888', W 122° 46.452'

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Built in 1903, this building was important to area social life, serving as Wilsonville's first "community center."

Meetings were held in a lodge hall that occupied the second floor. Area residents would also flock to the upstairs space for dances and occasional roller skating. Teens from nearby Butteville, Champoeg, Aurora and Donald would cross to the north bank for a Saturday night fling. The building even served as the town theater during the days of silent movies. Admission was five cents.

For years the ground floor was a place for "Drugs, Confectionery & Tobacco" (faded lettering can still be detected on the south exterior wall). The building also housed a butcher shop, and later a pool parlor and hotel rooms.

It operated as a feed store from the early 1940s until 1972. It then housed an antique store and art gallery before becoming a private residence.

Originally located just south of 2nd Street on the west side of Main Street (now Boones Ferry Road), it was moved to its present site in 1910 with the help of two horses and a stump puller.
Placed ByWilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 517703 N 5016094
Decimal Degrees45.29813333, -122.77420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.888', W 122° 46.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 53.28" N, 122° 46' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)503, 971
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30650 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville OR 97070, US
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