AKA: First Baptist Church, Ashland, OR

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Dudley, Alpheus, Architect (firm); Alpheus Dudley (architect/building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1911

2 stories

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241 Hargadine Street
Downtown, Ashland, OR 97520

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The Seattle architect Alpheus Dudley designed the two-floor, wood-frame 1st Baptist Church in Ashland, OR, completed in 1911.


The building served various purposes after the 1st Baptist congregation sold the building. A significant renovation occurred in 1982 following Craig Hudson's purchase of church and his transformation of it into the Oregon Cabaret Theatre (OCT). The OCT web site said of this renovation effort: "In 1982 the boarded-up pink building was purchased by Craig Hudson who began a meticulous renovation to restore the structure to its 1911 appearance, including replication of many of the stained glass windows. New features to the building include the landscaped gardens, tiered seating and service areas. The magnificent crystal chandelier and other theatre appointments were salvaged from a 1927 movie palace in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Starting out with 30 performances in 1986, OCT has steadily grown and now annually presents more than 270 performances of 5 shows in our year-round season (early February through December 31). We have also created 15 original shows and continue to develop new works." (See Oregon Cabaret Theatre.com, "The Cabaret Story (so far)," accessed 01/11/2018.)

National Register of Historic Places: 79002066 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 21720