The Newcastle Portuguese Hall was built in 1918 by the Portuguese community. The lot was donated by Manuel L & Mary Z Perry, brother and sister, to three Portuguese Fraternal Lodges, I.D.E.S. Council #42; S.P.R.S.I. Council #26 and U.P..C. Council#58.  The hall gained historical status with "State Point of Historic Interest" on Nov. 14, 1981 and was placed on the "National Register of Historic Places" on March 25, 1982.  The preservation of the hall is maintain by the Newcastle Portuguese Hall Association.
The hall is located at 690 Taylor Road in Newcastle California.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thank You!

Big thank you to everyone who helped at our book sale and a big thank you to all you customers who came and purchased 100's of books. The NPHA appreciates your support and all of your contributions will assist in the preservation of this fine building. Our annual rummage sale is approaching quickly and we could use more donations of your no longer needed items. We accept clothing, household goods, decorations, electronics in good working order, small furniture, toys, garden tools and just about anything that others may desire! All proceeds from the rummage sale go toward the preservation of the hall. Donations are greatly appreciated. For information on drop off times you may contact James Ferreira @ 916 240 -2486. The Rummage Sale is being held April 29th, 30th and May 1st.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Used Book Sale!

690 Taylor Road   Newcastle

Saturday April 10th 2010 

8:00am til 2:00pm

Donations: Please call Manuel 530-885-9226 or  Alice 916 652-4757

*All proceeds  will  be contributed toward the preservation of the Newcastle Portuguese Hall.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Hello everyone and welcome to our new blog! My name is Jacque and I am the administrator of this blog. I am looking forward to providing you with information about our wonderful hall and all the exciting things that take place there. The hall is a beautiful building with wonderful history and it is our pleasure to share it with you. We use the hall for fund raisers which help support the financial needs of preserving the building as well as rent it out to the community for events and gatherings. I will be keeping you informed about our fund raisers, when they occur and how you can help out if you desire. I would love suggestions for things to post about the hall as well as other interesting things about activities involving the Portuguese heritage, if you would like to contribute any ideas you can contact us at nphainfo@gmail.com. In the near future I will be posting information about the NPHA, its meetings and events, also info on renting the hall and whom to contact to do so. Thank you for dropping by and thank you for checking out the Newcastle Portuguese Hall blog.