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Pendleton in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Empire Meat Market

 
 
Empire Meat Market Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Empire Meat Market Marker
Inscription.  In 1899, Henry Schwarz and his step brother Frank Greulich constructed a very ornate building for their business, the Empire Meat Market, which had previously been located in a wood frame building on Court Avenue.
Ownership passed to another brother, Charles Greulich in 1916 when the Schwarz and Greulick partnership was dissolved. About 1921, Greulich added the second story to the building and removed the Italianate ornamentation of the original building in deference to the new style. Max Gorfkle purchased both this and the Hendricks buildings in 1944 and opened the New York Store, ironically a western clothing business.
Besides their meat market, Schwarz and Greulich invested in many properties in Pendleton, particularly in the area of the historic district, and also built the Empire Block building located in the block facing Emigrant Avenue.
The basements were inter-connected allowing convenient access to accommodate the less than praiseworthy business activities associated with the Pendleton Underground.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
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Location. 45° 40.247′ N, 118° 47.189′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on South Main Street near Southwest Emigrant Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 South Main Street, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rivoli Theater (a few steps from this marker); Griggs & Tryon Bldg (a few steps from this marker); Hendricks Building (a few steps from this marker); Frazier Building (a few steps from this marker); Triple Nickles (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple-Martin Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Aura Goodwin Raley (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Empire Meat Market and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Empire Meat Market and Marker
The marker is just above the front of the white car.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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