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Bush House Museum

The Home of an Early Salem Family

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Pioneer banker and newspaper publisher Asahel Bush built this Salem home in 1877.

Asahel Bush II was easily the most revered and recognizable personage in Salem, Oregon. He was bowed to and greeted as he walked down the street, and certainly at the Oregon Statesman, his newspaper, and at Ladd & Bush Bank. As the Statesman's owner and editor, he helped shape Oregon government, telling readers what to think about local political figures and issues.

The home contains some of its original furnishings, including the wallpaper.

Located within the Gaiety Hill/Bush's Pasture Park.

Location: 600 Mission St SE, Salem Oregon 97302 Telephone 503-363?4714

Other History nearby:
(Albany) Albany Fire Museum
(Albany) Albany Regional Museum
(Carver) Baker Cabin
(Oregon City) Barclay House
(Philomath) Benton County Historical Museum
(Dallas) Brunk House


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