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Aurora in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Octagonal Building

Built in 1867

 
 
The Octagonal Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. The Octagonal Building Marker
Inscription.  
This is the only surviving building from the original Aurora Pioneer Hotel complex.

 
Erected by Aurora Colony Historical Society. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 45° 13.879′ N, 122° 45.394′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from Main Street North East near 2nd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21581 Main Street North East, Aurora OR 97002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. Keil and Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Aurora (within shouting distance of this marker); Will-Snyder Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone's Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grove of the States (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tauchman House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Boone’s Landing
The Octagonal Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. The Octagonal Building and Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
More about this marker. The Octagonal building is behind the building at 21581 Main Street.
 
Regarding The Octagonal Building. The historical walking tour of Aurora, Emma Walk, is named for "Emma Wagner Giesy... the only woman sent west from Missouri with nine male scouts to find a new home for their 1850s German-American religious community. What they eventually establish is the only successful utopian colony to survive for more than twenty years west of the Mississippi."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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