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Baker City in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Smoke Shop

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
The Smoke Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. The Smoke Shop Marker
Inscription. This building, constructed in the 1890s, was the location of the Smoke Shop for approximately 50 years. The Smoke Shop was a typical men’s gathering place of the period, offering tobacco, beverages, billiards and card games.
The first business to occupy the building was the Whittaker Mercantile Co. The company’s safe was still on display in the building more than 100 years later.
Before the building was constructed, the property was occupied in the 1880s by a wood frame carriage shop, and later a harness and saddlery shop.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.614′ N, 117° 49.8′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street near Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1996 Main Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miller's Lunch Building (a few steps from this marker); Miller Apartment Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerstle-Solomon Building (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Geiser Grand Hotel
The Smoke Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. The Smoke Shop Marker
The marker is on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Haskell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Antlers Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogers Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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