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

Walker Block

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
Walker Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Walker Block Marker
Inscription. This property, which consists of parts of two adjacent structures built in the 1880s, was the location of many Baker City businesses over the years. One of the first was Basche-Sage Hardware Co., which was to grow into one of the Northwest’s largest independent hardware wholesalers. Another hardware store operated at the same address almost a century later. In between, the property housed the Orpheum Theater. The Orpheum was one of four theaters on Main Street in the early 1900s.
While the theater was in business, the original facades of the adjoining buildings were covered by a plaster front. The Orpheum closed after it was damaged by a fire.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.548′ N, 117° 49.806′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street near Court Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1821 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. First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint-Fox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin Saloon
Walker Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Walker Block Marker
The marker is on a pillar to the left of the doors.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann Block (within shouting distance of this marker); J.C. Penney Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jett Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Flynn Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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