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Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Pierson Blacksmith Shop

Built: 1923

 
 
Pierson Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
1. Pierson Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  Although Pete Pierson was the original blacksmith, he soon sold his business to Joe Egg, who ran the business for fifty years. As late as 1973, Egg was well-known in Bend and Redmond as an ace blacksmith. In that year, Egg told The Bulletin that although his business was fast becoming outdated by acetylene torches and electric welding, he could still fix almost anything, and still shod horses. This building is the finest example of an early blacksmith shop left in the county.
 
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number B18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 44° 3.612′ N, 121° 18.695′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is on Northwest Harriman Street near NorthwestThough, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bend OR 97701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cozy Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Eddie's Sales & Service
Pierson Blacksmith Shop and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
2. Pierson Blacksmith Shop and Marker
The marker is at the corner of the building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A.J. Tucker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Downing Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deschutes County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Pilot Butte Inn Site (about 300 feet away); Capitol Theatre (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
More about this marker. Though Pierson Blacksmith Shop is actually at the corner of Northwest Harriman Street and an unnamed alley, the address is 211 Northwest Greenwood Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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