National Register of Historic Places in Josephine County

Hugo, Oregon
20 September 2010
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National Register #90001587
Hugo Community Baptist Church
6501 Hugo Road
Built 1913

The church is a very small, simple wooden frame building, indicative of the era in which it was built and the persons whom it served. It was then and is now the only church in the area. Over the years the descendants of the original worshippers and newer members of the community alike have continued to use the church in the usual traditional ways.

Today, even as in yesteryears, the Hugo Church is the place where people go for their religious worship, to christen babies, get married, pay last respects to their dead, receive baptism, have ice cream socials, potlucks, old-timers' picnics, movies, special programs, Vacation Bible School, etc.

It is always there - an integral part of the community - the one solid, enduring entity of culture left in the area. The two schools, post office, railroad depot, Grange Hall, and one store are gone.

Extracted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1990.

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