Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
A.M. Drake Homesite
Drake ordered the construction of a hunting style log lodge and decorated it with exotic Oriental rugs and Chinese lanterns. The lodge was torn down in 1956. A 1966 editorial in The Bend Bulletin lamented the loss: "If the Drake lodge had been preserved, what a landmark it would be in the Bend of the present."
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number A2 & B2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1900.
Location. 44° 3.563′ N, 121° 18.915′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker can be reached from Northwest Brooks Street near Northwest Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drake Ponderosa Pines (a few steps from this marker); Goodwillie-Allen-Rademacher House (a few steps from this marker); Founding of Bend (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower Theatre (about 300 feet away); O'Donnell Building (about 300 feet away); Buchwalter's (about 300 feet away); N.P Smith Pioneer Hardware (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
More about this marker. The marker is located in Drake Park, near Mirror Pond Plaza.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.