Centennial celebration of the James A. Redden U.S. Courthouse

Medford, Ore. — Dozens turned out to celebrate the centennial of the James A. Redden federal courthouse in Medford Thursday.

The 100 year old building was formerly theĀ U.S. Post Office and courthouse. It’s the earliest remaining federal courthouse.

Organizers of the event say the history of the building was represented by the variety of people in attendance.

“Our veterans are the individuals who made it possible for us to be here today, they’re history, the youth they’re our future,” George Northcroft of the U.S. General Services Administration says.

In 1996 the building was named after James Redden, a judge and politician who played a role in major legislation including Oregon’s public beach access law. Redden was among those in attendance today.

 

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