We've seen the United Brethren Church at the NE corner of 6th and Oak before, but I don't think I've shown the impressive gymnasium which was added in 1901. The building cost $1200 to construct, and was furnished with $200 worth of the athletic equipment, including a horizontal bar, swinging and trick rings, mats, punching bags, indoor baseball, Indian clubs and dumb bells. It also had hot and cold showers and a public reading room.
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Burned down? Torn down? Quite possibly the largest building in town at that time?
nels on 3rd March 2020 @ 10:39am
That will take more research. It was shown on the 1916 Sanborn map, but replaced with apartments by the 1928 map. Unfortunately we don't have any mapping in between.
ArthurB on 3rd March 2020 @ 10:53am
Did a quick Glacier search-- in the September 14, 1922 issue they mention the church building hasn't been used for services for 7 years and was offered for sale to the American Legion.
ArthurB on 3rd March 2020 @ 10:57am
Looks like another HHR unsolved mystery! Something will pop up.
nels on 3rd March 2020 @ 4:01pm
They still had oak trees in what is now the middle of Oak Street.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 3rd March 2020 @ 4:38pm
Beautiful building. Milton Wright, the father of Orville and Wilbur Wright, was a United Brethren minister. He spent some time in Oregon. He was also somehow related to the Lyle family that founded the town of Lyle.
L.E. on 3rd March 2020 @ 7:23pm
L.E., while researching this I ran across an account of a lecture at this UB church about Wilbur and Orville's time in Philomath OR. The claim was the airplane had its roots in Oregon.
ArthurB on 3rd March 2020 @ 8:16pm
My great grandfather Sam Bartmess brother was a UB minister and he knew the Wrights. I was told he started the congregation here.
Mary Bartmess Kramer on 3rd March 2020 @ 8:52pm
I'm trying to visualize how they built that steple……..
Arlen Sheldrake on 3rd March 2020 @ 9:12pm