OAHS Building Oregon Area Historical Society

            159 W. Lincoln,   Oregon, WI   53575   608-835-8961    

Library scene at the Historical Society
Pioneer Clothing project

History of Our Building

The OAHS BuildingThe Oregon Hotel was the first occupant of this site.  Being near the Railroad Depot, it was a favorite stopping place for traveling salesmen and stock dealers.

The hotel burned down in May of 1906.  This is the second building on the site.  The new building was erected in 1908 and functioned as a Farm Co-op.  The scales for weighing wagons are still located underground on the east side of the building and a portion is visible in the lower level.

Beautyshop display at OAHSIn the early 1930's, the Allen Lumber Company assumed ownership of the building and it was used by various owners of the lumber yard until it was purchased by Florice Paulson from Fred Chase in 1989.  She then donated the building to the Oregon Area Historical Society for use as a Museum.

Tool display at the OAHA

About Us: Mission | Background | Board Members | Contact Us | Become a Member
The Museum: Location | Our Building | Tours | Displays | Research Materials | Gift Shop |
OAHS Projects: Pioneer Clothing | Rural School House | Summer Fest Parade | Ice Cream Social | Card Parties |
Oregon History: History | Photos | Street Names | Early Settlers | Cemetery Records |

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Updated: July 1, 2007