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Hood River in Hood River County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Keir Medical Building

1905

— City of Hood River Downtown Historic District —

 
 
Keir Medical Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
1. Keir Medical Building Marker
Inscription.  A.S. Keir and C.A. Class erected the building in 1905 for use as a drug store, pharmacy, and soda fountain. Originally a one-story structure, a second floor was added when the building was remodeled in 1927 in the Art Deco style. The colorful tile work on one of the storefronts dates from this period. The second floor was used as professional offices. A.S. Keir retired in 1945 and his son Paul continued the business until it was sold in 1969. In 1993 Keir Durg Store closed its doors after 88 years of business.
 
Erected by City of Hood River Review Board.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 45° 42.528′ N, 121° 30.781′ W. Marker is in Hood River, Oregon, in Hood River County. Marker is on Oak Street (U.S. 30) near 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Oak Street, Hood River OR 97031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. E.L. Smith Building (a few steps from this marker); LaFrance Building (a few steps from this marker); Hood River Banking & Trust Company (a few steps from this marker); The Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Butler Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brosius Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hood River.
 
Keir Medical Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
2. Keir Medical Building Marker
Keir Medical Building Marker is barely visible at the far left just above the motorcycle. The building pictured is not the Keir Medical Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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