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

J.C. Penney Building

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—Established 1874 —

 
J.C. Penney Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. J.C. Penney Building Marker
Inscription. The lot which this building occupies was first the location of a wood frame structure housing the McCord Brothers blacksmith shop. In 1867, Dr. J.M. Boyd and John W. Wisdom leased the structure to open Baker City’s first drug store. Wisdom continued in business in the same location until the 1900s. In 1920, J.C. Penney Co. acquired the property and constructed a building for a new department store. The J.C. Penney store moved from the building in the 1950s.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.508′ N, 117° 49.799′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street near Valley Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1735 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. Weller-Henry Building (a few steps from this marker); Mann Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Flynn Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin Saloon (within shouting distance
J.C. Penney Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. J.C. Penney Building Marker
The marker is on the right corner.
of this marker); Walker Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Jett Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint-Fox Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
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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 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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