Odd Fellows Hall
Address: 535–545 NE Third Street
Construction Date: 1909
Current Business: Honest Chocolates / Lumos Wine / Terra Vina Tasting Room
Historic Name/Use: Odd Fellows Hall
Significance: Primary Significant
Style of Architecture: 20th Century Commercial
1909: Constructed for use as an Odd Fellows Hall
1950s: Mar-Don Beauty Shop
1966: Renate’s Hair Fashions: Wigs and Hairpieces
Late 1980s: Barbara and Dwight Sidway purchase property and renovated it.
2015: Honest Chocolates / Lumos Wine / Terra Vina Tasting Room. Third Street Flats occupies the second and third floor with rental properties.
This three-story rectangular brick building is covered with stucco and an aggregate material on the Third Street façade. There are two storefront bays on the Third Street façade and one entrance to the second floor at the south end. This entrance has an original neon sign above the opening which reads I.O.O.F. A plaque is located on the east corner with the inscription, Occidental Lodge No. 30, June 26, 1909.
The International Order of Odd Fellows had this building constructed for their use in 1909. This building replaces an earlier I.O.O.F. Hall on the same site constructed in 1887. The building was sold for $80,000 in the late 1980s to Barbara and Dwight Sidway. After renovation and refurbishing the building was again sold two years later for more than $2 Million. In 2014, Third Street Flats Boutique Hotel received an award for best interior renovation of the second and third floors. Be sure to stroll by the two tasting rooms and chocolate shops on your way to the next historic property.
Primary Significant Contributing: Structures are classified as Primary Significant if they were built in or before 1912, or reflect the building styles, traditions, or patterns of structures typically constructed before this date. These buildings represent the primary period of construction and development in downtown McMinnville from initial settlement in 1881 to 1912, when city improvements and use of the Oregon Electric and Southern Pacific Railroad service promoted new construction in the downtown area.