Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Bay View Brewery / Guildesheim's 2nd Hand Hide & Junk Store
started here and spread to both
sides of Front Street. Within
hours, 25 businesses had been
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1922.
Location. 43° 22.219′ N, 124° 12.713′ W. Marker is in Coos Bay, Oregon, in Coos County. Marker is on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) north of East Market Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is a metal tablet mounted near the sidewalk in front of a kiosk exhibiting a 340 year old tree trunk cross-section. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 390 North Front Street, Coos Bay OR 97420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 340 Year Old Tree (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Curtis Sause (1913-2001) (a few steps from this marker); What is a Tugboat? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tugboat Ancestors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tug Power (approx. 0.2 miles away); Koos No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shipping (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steve Roland Prefontaine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coos Bay.
Also see . . . Egyptian Theatre History.
Although its original use as a garage before the theatre’s grand opening in 1925 is well known, you might be surprised to learn that behind that fancy facade, there are still a couple of secrets. When the horrendous July 23, 1922 fire broke out on Front Street, it consumed the Marshfield City Hall, numerous downtown businesses, and several residences, all located along the waterfront. At their August meeting, the City Council passed an ordinance to sign a lease with H. Conje Noble (Harry C.) to house the fire department and the police department in his brand new highway garage. (Submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.