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

Old Post Office

Historic Oregon Trail

 

—Established 1874 —

 
Old Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Old Post Office Marker
Inscription. The Old Post Office building served as Baker City’s post office for 58 years, from completion of construction in 1910 until 1968, when the Post Office relocated to a new Federal Building a block to the south. The building also housed offices of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
After the federal government sold the building, it remained vacant and unmaintained for more than a decade. The building was restored for law offices in 1982.
The American Renaissance-style building is set on a foundation of granite quarried in Baker County. The terra cotta for the upper floors came from Indiana.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.451′ N, 117° 49.783′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Dewey Avenue (Oregon Route 7) near Auburn Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Dewey Avenue, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Oregon Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Weller-Henry Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J.C. Penney Building
Old Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Old Post Office and Marker
The marker is behind the light post, to the left of the door.
(about 400 feet away); Baker City Hall (about 400 feet away); Flynn Building (about 400 feet away); Mann Block (about 500 feet away); Alfred Block (about 500 feet away); Log Cabin Saloon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. CommunicationsNotable Buildings
 
Old Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
3. Old Post Office
 
 
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 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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