Looking Back — The VASA Hall

This 1956 photo shows the old VASA Hall on Riverside Avenue in Hoquiam in its heydey. VASA is a Swedish-American fraternal organization but aside from their lodge meetings there were regular teen dances there in the 1950s. By the 1970s it had become the Paralandra, with more of a Hippie vibe and plenty of local musicians. It was most recently the home of the Hoquiam Moose Hall. If you have more information on this photo or others from this feature, visit www.jonesphotocollection.com and submit it via the website’s feedback form.