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Baker City in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

J.C. Penney Building

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— Established 1874 —

 
 
J.C. Penney Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. J.C. Penney Building Marker
Inscription.  The lot which this building occupies was first the location of a wood frame structure housing the McCord Brothers blacksmith shop. In 1867, Dr. J.M. Boyd and John W. Wisdom leased the structure to open Baker City’s first drug store. Wisdom continued in business in the same location until the 1900s. In 1920, J.C. Penney Co. acquired the property and constructed a building for a new department store. The J.C. Penney store moved from the building in the 1950s.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 44° 46.508′ N, 117° 49.799′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street near Valley Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1735 Main Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weller-Henry Building (a few steps from this marker); Mann Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Flynn Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Jett Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint-Fox Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
J.C. Penney Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. J.C. Penney Building Marker
The marker is on the right corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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