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Mann Block

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Mann Block Marker
Inscription. The Mann Block, built in 1890, originally housed one of the many saloons located in this block during Baker City’s early, rowdy years. Like most of the establishments, the saloon operated on the first floor, with a bawdy house and gambling rooms above. The business, first known as P.A. Mann’s Resort, also was a distributorship for Weinhardt’s beer and Cyrus Noble liquor, and these brand names were painted prominently on three sides of the building.
Before the building was constructed, Peter Mann had operated a tonsorial parlor (barber shop) in a wood building on the property. He began to invest in area mines and real estate, and eventually became wealthy.
For many years, the original building facade was covered by a plaster front. Restoration of the building’s original features began in 1994.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.527′ N, 117° 49.778′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Valley Avenuee, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1802 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. Alfred Block (a
Mann Block and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Mann Block and Marker
The marker is at the right corner.
few steps from this marker); Log Cabin Saloon (a few steps from this marker); J.C. Penney Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint-Fox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Weller-Henry Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Flynn Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Mann Block image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
3. Mann Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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