Okida Hall

Built in the early 1900s, this building served the community as the Japanese Hall and was primarily used as a theater. Prior to World War II, the theater featured traditional Japanese plays, such as kabuki and naniwa bushi, along with comedies, vaudeville shows, magicians and opera singers. When Japanese language television became widely available, interest in the theater gradually faded, forcing it to close its doors. It was recently purchased to be an Ethiopian Christian church.