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

Haskell Building

Baker City Historic District

— Established 1874 —

 
 
Haskell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Haskell Building Marker
Inscription.  Haskell was one of Baker City’s leading real estate developers of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He also engaged in many other pursuits.
He was born in 1850 in Ohio. At age 18, he went to Montana to become a miner. He later mined in Nevada, then relocated to California, where he had a printing business and edited a newspaper. He arrived in Baker County at age 24, soon became a mining company manager, then started his own mining company.
He was elected to the state legislature in 1889, and served as a school district director.
He had this building constructed in 1897. In the early years, the second floor housed the Elks Hall.
 
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 1897.
 
Location. 44° 46.591′ N, 117° 49.776′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street (Oregon Route 7) near Court Avenueu, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1910 Main Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennedy Building (here, next to this marker); The Smoke Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Geiser Grand Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Lunch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint-Fox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Apartment Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker Block (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Haskell Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Haskell Building and Marker
The marker is to the left of the tree.
Haskell Building, on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
3. Haskell Building, on the left
 
 
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 289 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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