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Geiser Grand Hotel

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Geiser Grand Hotel Marker
Inscription. When Baker City reigned as the “Queen City of the Inland Empire,” the Geiser Grand Hotel was a jewel in her crown. Built in 1889, the hotel soon earned a reputation for offering the finest accommodations between Seattle and Salt Lake City.
Travelers enjoyed such then-rare amenities as plate glass windows, electric lights and bells, baths and an elevator. The lobby and rotunda were embellished with intricately carved mahogany. The rotunda extended up two stories to a balcony and a skylight. The dining room, which could seat 200 people, offered feasts of black bear, roast Oregon goose and fresh Maine lobsters.
After years of decline, a complete restoration of the Geiser Grand began in 1994.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.623′ N, 117° 49.772′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Main Street (Oregon Route 7) near Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1996 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. Miller's Lunch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smoke Shop (within
Geiser Grand Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Geiser Grand Hotel Marker
The marker is on the Washington Avenue side of the building.
shouting distance of this marker); Haskell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerstle-Solomon Building (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Miller Apartment Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynndale Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Loan and Trust Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
More about this marker. The address for the Geiser Grand Hotel is 1996 Main Street, but the marker is on the Washington Avenue side of the building.
 
Also see . . .  Geiser Grand Hotel - Wikipedia. The hotel was built in an Italianate Victorian architecture style designed by architect John Bennes,[3][4] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property within the Baker Historic District.[5] Originally named Hotel Warshauer for hotel proprietor Louis F Cook.
Geiser Grand Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
3. Geiser Grand Hotel
the hotel opened in November 1889.
(Submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Geiser Grand Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
4. Geiser Grand Hotel
Geiser Grand Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eaely Postcard, circa 1900s
5. Geiser Grand Hotel Marker
The bar in the Geiser Grand Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
6. The bar in the Geiser Grand Hotel
 
 
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 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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