IOOF HAll at the southwest corner of High and Court Streets in Salem. Photo taken after 1915. WHC Collections 2007.001.1702

The building at the southwest corner of Court and High Streets in Salem has a long a storied history.  Built in 1900 by the Independent Order of Oddfellows (I.O.O.F.) as a hall, it had many tenants over the years including the Grand Opera House (later theater) and many retailers.   An annex building with matching stylistic elements was completed in 1921.  It originally housed a hotel and bus station (motor stage depot) in addition to a billiards parlor and café.  In 2000 the property was subdivided into the Courthouse Condominiums. 

Read more about the Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Oddfellows I.O.O.F 

Read more about the Grand Opera House 

Read more about the Central Stage Terminal and Hotel Company