I have lived near the Roxy Ann Grange Hall for more than a year. The only activity I've noticed was someone cutting the weeds. Who owns the hall and why isn't it in use?
— Steve B., Medford
According to Jackson County property records, the grange, located at 1850 Spring Street in Medford near the Valley View Drive intersection, isn't owned by an individual. It's owned by the Roxy Ann Grange classified as a fraternal organization.
Grange buildings are local affiliates tied the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, a nonprofit and nonpartisan fraternal organization founded in 1867 that's similar to the Benevolent Order of the Elks or the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, except that they're focused on agricultural advocacy.
We sort of came to a dead end from there. The Roxy Ann Grange isn't used as a grange meeting space, according to the national grange website, and we didn't find a local phone number or website tied to the building.
The last reference we have to an event at the grange was a hoedown concert in 2013, according to our archives.
Archives did however show that the grange hall was built in 1937 out of logs cut from the sides of Roxy Ann Butte and were skinned on the spot to make the walls.
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