Mural depicting 1920’s Main Street at 5th and Main.
The Main Street commercial historic district of Cottage Grove is the most intact collection of early twentieth century buildings in Lane County. It has been a primary business center since it was built over 100 years ago. Building bricks and lumber came almost entirely from local sources, as did the building labor. Many of the buildings were designed by noted architect, John Hunzicker, giving downtown a cohesive look. This district was the focal point of local farming, Bohemia mining activities and a regional headquarters for a substantial wood products industry. Today, antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and parks welcome visitors to our historic district. We hope you enjoy its small-town history and charm!