“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tillamook in Tillamook County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Beals Building

Beals Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
1. Beals Building Marker
Inscription.  Arthur Generous Beals built this building and several others in Tillamook around 1900. This marked the beginning of the present central business area of Tillamook, which had previously centered around the Hoquarton Slough. The Beals Building has served dozens of different businesses through the years.
Arthur Generous Beals headed to Oregon at age 18 from Pennsylvania. He walked over the Track River Road in knee deep snow to reach Tillamook in 1891, with just a few dollars in his pocket. He later married a Pennsylvania girl, Grace L. Allen, and brought her and her mother back to Tillamook. Arthur and Grace adopted two children.

Arthur G. Beals lived in Tillamook for 45 years, contributing to its growth and future. He bought his first farm on a shoestring and continued to fix up and sell farms for a profit. He owned and developed 12 dairy farms, operated five sawmills and owned Tillamook City Electric Light system which he sold to Coast Power Company.
Another enterprise was the breeding of grand champion Holstein cows.
He was involved in the formation of the Tillamook County Creamery Association and helped organize the
Beals Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
2. Beals Building Marker
The marker is at the left end the building.
Pioneer Association of Tillamook County which was the beginning of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.
He was elected to be a state representative and state senator and sat on the "Board of High Curriula," He was responsible for spearheading an effort to record and honor all those who served in WWII from Tillamook County and those books are on display at the Pioneer Museum.
Arthur was the major contributor to the establishment of the Tillamook YMCA which opened in 1950. He owned 160 acres of land now known as Lake Lytle and later sold as a subdivision. Arthur and his brother Fred owned most of Pacific City which he later traded to Fred. His former home sits on the corner of 3rd and Ocean Place in Tillamook.
Erected by Tillamook County Historical Society.
Location. 45° 27.359′ N, 123° 50.597′ W. Marker is in Tillamook, Oregon, in Tillamook County. Marker is on Main Street (Pacific Coast Highway) (U.S. 101) near 3rd Street (Pacific Coast Highway), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Main Street, Tillamook OR 97141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tillamook Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Beals Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
3. Beals Building
Mill Stone (about 400 feet away); Steam Donkey (about 500 feet away); Tillamook County (about 500 feet away); A Way of Life Centered around a 1-Ton Crystal Lens (approx. 6.7 miles away); Captain Robert Gray (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named Captain Robert Gray (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tillamook.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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