The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday

Community steps up to help Rogers family; City leaders have chance to do the same


September 12, 2019

Photo Provided by the Rogers family

The Rogers' home before was a picture of Cottage Grove's iconic look.

Main Street east of US 99 has little of the charm of the brick Historic District. Most structures are business-related and are more modern and utilitarian in nature. The one oasis along that stretch was the Rogers residence that connected to their "Rogers and Son" floor-covering business at 1324 E. Main St. The stately oaks shaded the 1890 house and preserved a glimpse into the past of Cottage Grove. Right next door ,where Safeway now stands, was the lot where Buster Keaton built his town movie set for "The General.

"It was the only place on that stretch were you could watch the BMD Parade...

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