Bend Amateur Athletic Club (1)
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N 44° 03.364 W 121° 19.029
10T E 634794 N 4879476
The historic Bend Amateur Athletic Club
Waymark Code: WM8DR
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/05/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 7

Building is at northeast corner of Wall and Idaho. This sign is located at the northwest corner of the building.

Marker Name: Bend Amateur Athletic Club
Marker Text: Completed in March, 1918 at a cost of $50,000 raised by public subscription, the structure was designed to serve 500 members of the athletic club and the need for a community recreational-cultural center. It contained facilities for swimming, bowling, wrestling and had a theater and library.
The influenza epidemic of 1918 required its use as an emergency hospital.
In March, 1923, the building was acquired by the Bend school district for use as a gymnasium. Built of local brick and lumber, the building is 70’ by 114’, of three stories, 62’ high at the entrance.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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