The Hippodrome
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.437 W 121° 18.976
10T E 634862 N 4879613
The sign is located at the corner of Wall and Louisiana.
Waymark Code: WMN9N
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 08/24/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 9

Sign is located at the northeast corner of the Deschutes County Library.

Marker Name: C2 - The Hippodrome
Marker Text: One of Bend’s leading entertainment centers from 1916 to 1941 was the large, brick Hippodrome. The Hippodrome was primarily a dance hall and skating rink, first owned by a Portland merchant. Local author and musician, Paul Hosmer (for whom Hosmer Lake is named), and his dance band were fixtures at the Hippodrome where admission to dances in the 1920s was $1 per person. Under the ownership of a local billiard parlor, Charles Nickell, the Hippodrome continued operation until it was purchased by the Safeway Corporation, which razed the building and constructed a new store that opened May 15, 1942.
Built: 1904
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by the Deschutes Public Library.

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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