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Bishop Building

 
 
Bishop Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Bishop Building Marker
Inscription.  The Bishop Building stands as a testament to the strength and durability of volcanic tuff, which was used to construct many of Baker City’s major buildings during the first decade of the 1900s. A fire gutted the building in 1940, but it remained structurally sound and soon was remodeled and reoccupied.
The building was constructed in 1908 for Frank W. Bishop, who operated a plumbing and hardware business in half of the building and rented the other half. Bishop also had mining interests in Baker County.
Following the 1940 fire, the upper facade of the building was covered by a solid plaster front. The plaster was removed in 1987 to restore the building’s original appearance.
 
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 1908.
 
Location. 44° 46.698′ N, 117° 49.776′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Oregon Route 7) and Broadway Street, on the
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right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 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. Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gwilliam Brothers Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); McCord House and Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Loan and Trust Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Masonic Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lynndale Building (about 300 feet away); Geiser Grand Hotel (about 500 feet away); Miller's Lunch Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Bishop Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Bishop Building and Marker
The marker is on the right-side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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