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

Mint-Fox Building

Baker City Historic District

— Established 1874 —

 
 
Mint-Fox Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Mint-Fox Building Marker
Inscription.  The Mint-Fox Building was constructed as two adjoining structures, the south half in 1888, the north in 1889. The buildings were erected by A.A. Houston, a local builder. Houston first rented the south building to two miners, Lorenzo Durkee and Frederick Dill, who opened the Mint Saloon. The Mint was known for its mineral cabinets, which displayed ore from area mines.
Houston rented the north building to Manny Fox, who operated the Monogram Cigar Store there. He later operated the New City Hack Line out of the building. In addition to his business interests, Fox was chief of the city fire department.
In 1984, a solid plaster front covering the buildings was removed and the buildings’ original metal facades were reconstructed.
 
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 1888.
 
Location. 44° 46.554′ N, 117° 49.777′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street (Oregon Route
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7) near Court Avenueu, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1832 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. Log Cabin Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Haskell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J.C. Penney Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Mint-Fox Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Mint-Fox Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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