National Register of Historic Places in Josephine County

National Register #92000130: Rogue River Valley Grange No. 469 in Grants Pass 9 July 2007
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National Register #92000130
Rogue River Valley Grange No. 469
2064 Upper River Road
Grants Pass
Built 1916
Expanded 1923 and 1929

The Patrons of Husbandry (Grange) organized nationally as a secret society in 1867. It evolved as an effective political force to promote agricultural interests at a time of burdensome rail freight rates. In smaller, remote agricultural communities in the western United States, Granges were important centers of social life.

The Josephine County Grange movement dates from the early 20th century. The Rogue River Valley Grange was the third to be organized in the vicinity of Grants Pass.

In the mid 1920s, the Rogue River Valley Grange No. 469 had an active membership of over three hundred and was said to be the largest group of its kind in Oregon.

Today, it is the oldest standing Grange hall in Josephine County apart from the Deer Creek Grange of 1910.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1992.

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