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Alfred Block

 
 
Alfred Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Alfred Block Marker
Inscription. Mary Alfred was one of Baker City’s pioneer businesswomen. She and here husband, Francis Alfred, came to Baker County in 1870. She had a millinery and mantua (robe) shop in her home. Mr. Alfred drove a stage between Baker City and La Grande.
In 1897, the Alfreds built the Alfred Block. They leased out the downstairs and lived upstairs, where Mrs. Alfred had her shop.
The first downstairs businesses included a grocery store and the Plymouth Clothing House. The downstairs eventually became a saloon. For more than 50 years it was known as Scotty’s Tavern. For many years the second floor was a “sporting house,” one of several in the block. When the Rex Rooms closed in the 1950s, it may have been the last such establishment in Baker City.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.532′ N, 117° 49.778′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street (Oregon Route 7) near Valley Avenuee, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1806 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. Log Cabin Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Mann Block
Alfred Block and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Alfred Block and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Mint-Fox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Block (within shouting distance of this marker); J.C. Penney Building (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
 
 
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 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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