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

Eddie's Sales & Service

Built: 1915

 
 
Eddie's Sales & Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
1. Eddie's Sales & Service Marker
Inscription.  Eddie Williamson was Bend's first major auto dealer. He arrived in Bend with his family as youngster in 1916. When he was still young, his family moved to Eugene, but Eddie stayed behind and learned the automobile business. After owning several service stations and a garage, in 1936 he bought this building and named it Eddie's Sales and Service. He was the Chrysler dealer in Bend for 40 years. He was a highly visible salesman who promoted a "meet or beat" pricing philosophy. The dealership, with its massive lava rock pillars, became the landmark known today as Eddie's Corner.
 
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number B21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 44° 3.633′ N, 121° 18.724′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest Wall Street and Northwest Newport Avenue, on the
Eddie's Corner and Eddie's Sales & Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
2. Eddie's Corner and Eddie's Sales & Service Marker
The marker is above the bicycle rack on the left.
right when traveling north on Northwest Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Northwest Wall Street, 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. Pilot Butte Inn Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Cozy Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Pilot Butte Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Deschutes County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A.J. Tucker Building (about 400 feet away); Downing Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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