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

Log Cabin Saloon

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
Log Cabin Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Log Cabin Saloon Marker
Inscription. Mike Hoff, a “tonsorial artist” (barber) in Baker City in the 1890s, built this building for his business. After a few years, however, Hoff went into partnership with Valentine Bildner to open a saloon in the building.
During the building’s early days, the lower storefront was covered with rough-hewn logs, and “logs” were painted on the upper front.
A newspaper advertisement for the Log Cabin in the 1930s stated: “Olympic Club draught beer - a BIG glass, 10 cents. CROCKS - JUGS - PAILS: Bring ‘em We’ll Fill ‘em. Curb service - just toot your horn.”
By the 1990s, the building was reputed to be the oldest continually licensed alcoholic beverage-dispensing premise in Oregon.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.536′ 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: 1810 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 few steps from this marker); Mann Block (a few steps from this
Log Cabin Saloon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Log Cabin Saloon and Marker
The marker is on the right, behind the tree.
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); First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Weller-Henry 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.
 
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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 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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