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

The Masonic Temple

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
The Masonic Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. The Masonic Temple Marker
Inscription. In 1900, after a fire had destroyed a former wood frame hall, the Baker City Masonic Lodge erected a new brick temple.
The lodge hall occupied the second floor. The first floor originally was leased to the E.P. Voruz & Co. Home Furnishing Store and Jones’ John Deere Implement Store. The floor had to be reinforced to bear the weight of the farm equipment.
After years of “modernization” changes to the building, including the bricking-in of most windows, in 1983 the storefront was rehabilitated to replicate its historic appearance.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.74′ N, 117° 49.794′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Oregon Route 7) and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2193 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. Gwilliam Brothers Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building (about 300 feet away);
The Masonic Temple and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. The Masonic Temple and Marker
The marker is on the right of the building.
McCord House and Shop (about 400 feet away); Baker Loan and Trust Building (about 400 feet away); Lynndale Building (about 500 feet away); Geiser Grand Hotel (about 700 feet away); Miller's Lunch Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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