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Fordyce Roper House/Winchester Inn

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The Fordyce Roper House-Southern Oregon Hospital was constructed on East Main Street in 1886--the most expensive of the 12 fine residences erected that year. Built for Fordyce and Julia Roper, the house is a two-story balloon-framed residence in the Eastlake style. In 1910 the house was moved up the hill to its current location to allow for the then-revolutionary idea of developing a commercial district on Main Street.

A careful restoration was undertaken by the present owners, who purchased the building in 1983 to refurbish it as The Winchester Inn, a bed and breakfast establishment popular with Ashland theatergoers because of its proximity to Festival theaters.

Location: 35 S. Second St.., Ashland Oregon 97520 Telephone 541-488-1113 Toll Free: 800-972-4991

Other History nearby:
(Jacksonville) Armstrong House
(Jacksonville) B.F. Dowell House
(Jacksonville) Beekman Bank
(Jacksonville) Beekman House
(Jacksonville) Bella Union Restaurant and Saloon
(Jacksonville) Brunner Building


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07/03 Coming to The Ashland area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's