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September 2020

Salem Labor Temple

2020-08-26T00:34:58-07:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Buildings, History Tidbits, Salem Online History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Salem's Labor Temple stood on the North Side of Center Streets between High and Liberty Streets from 1944-1963. Built in 1927, the building original served as the Fraternal Temple -- a meeting place for local fraternal orders before being bought by the local labor council in 1944.

August 2020

Merritt Davis Business College

2020-08-20T08:29:10-07:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, Salem Online History|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Merritt Davis Business College was a private professional school in Salem, Oregon founded in 1941. It operated under several names until 1944.

Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Oddfellows I.O.O.F.

2020-08-12T13:59:35-07:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Community Memories, Salem Online History, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Oddfellows I.O.O.F.  Detail. I.O.O.F. Letter head from certificate. WHC Collections, 2012.077.0023. Three decades after [...]

July 2020

June 2020

Salem’s Civic Center Art Collection

2020-06-29T21:21:59-07:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Salem Online History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

City of Salem Art Collection Crescent Probe by James Hansen. Photo Source: Unknown - published in the 2006 Salem Online History Project [...]

September 2019

August 2018

Movies Come to Salem

2020-07-03T10:09:00-07:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits, Salem Online History|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Movies Got a Slow Start in Salem This summer’s exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center looks at how technology changed our community between 1880-1920.  [...]

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August 2013