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

Baker Loan and Trust Building

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Baker Loan and Trust Building Marker
Inscription. Prominent local businessman William Pollman contracted to have the Baker Loan and Trust Building built in 1910, after a major fire destroyed another building on the site, along with two buildings to the south.
The building was designed by architect C.F. Hummel of Boise to conform to the new Osborn Building to the south. The granite trim on the first story and the polished granite surrounding the entrance provided a dignity suitable for a financial institution.
The Baer Mercantile grocery store occupied the rear of the building during its early years. The Baker Commercial Club, a precursor to the chamber of commerce, had club rooms and an office on the second floor.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.67′ N, 117° 49.802′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Oregon Route 7) and Broadway Street (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2043 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. Lynndale Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building
Baker Loan and Trust Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Baker Loan and Trust Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Lunch Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miller Apartment Building (about 300 feet away); McCord House and Shop (about 300 feet away); Geiser Grand Hotel (about 300 feet away); The Smoke Shop (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable 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 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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