Grants Pass in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The First Brick Building in Grants Pass
Location. 42° 26.328′ N, 123° 19.621′ W. Marker is in Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is at the intersection of Southeast G Street and Southeast 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Southeast G Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Southeast 6th Street, Grants Pass OR 97526, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Applegate Trail (approx. 13.9 miles away); Grave Creek Ranch (approx. 13.9 miles away).
Also see . . . John Howard Constructs Early Grants Pass Buildings. Jefferson Public Radio's short piece on John Howard's buildings in Grants Pass: "More than 125 years ago John W. Howard built the first commercial building in Grants Pass. As soon as the surveyor had measured out the lots, Howard bought one at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Front, which is now G Street. He moved his merchandise tent from its former location to his new lot.... While continuing to sell from a tent, Howard started construction on a wooden building to replace it. He hired Edwin Smith, the first carpenter (Submitted on December 31, 2015.)
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