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Walking tour views Madras buildings


The Jefferson County Historical Society will offer an informal guided walking tour of some historic Madras public buildings on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9:30 a.m., starting from Great Earth Natural Foods at the corner of Fourth and D streets, Madras.

The tour is free and open to everybody interested in local history. The tour leader will be Jerry Ramsey, JCHS president. To register, and for further information, call 541-475-5390.

The buildings to be visited, in order, are: the Madras Hotel, off Fourth Street; the IOOF “Odd Fellows” Lodge Hall, second floor, at the corner of Fifth and D streets; the original Jefferson County Courthouse, at the corner of Sixth and D streets; the old county/city Jail; and the original Madras Methodist Church, now Madras Gospel Mission at 11th and D streets.