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Antlers Hotel

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
Antlers Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Antlers Hotel Marker
Inscription. In the early days of the 20th Century, the Antlers Hotel was a bustling three-story hotel which boasted a fine restaurant and bar. The hotel had an elevator. The upper corridors were naturally lighted by “light wells” and skylights.
In 1910, a fourth story was added to make the Antlers even more “first class.” Unfortunately, after the addition the owners went bankrupt. During World War II, a small structure was built on the roof for volunteers to man a Sky Watch Operation to report airplanes flying over the local area. Later in the century, the first floor was converted to retail and office space and the upper stories became apartments.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.623′ N, 117° 49.846′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 1st Street, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1945 Washington Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Apartment Building (within shouting distance of
Antlers Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Antlers Hotel and Marker
The marker is at the right corner.
this marker); The Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Lunch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smoke Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerstle-Solomon Building (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Lynndale Building (about 300 feet away); Geiser Grand Hotel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Also see . . .  Antlers Hotel by Mike Morrissey - Historic Baker City. The “Absolutely Modern” concept painted on the exterior wall included a new elevator (!) and private bathrooms in some rooms. Its neighbor on 1st street, a smaller hotel known as The Rogers, (built by the well-known local family) was purchased, and at some point, an ill-conceived plan was hatched to merge the two. (Submitted on September 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, World II
 
Antlers Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
3. Antlers Hotel
Antlers Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
4. Antlers Hotel
Alleyway next to the Antlers Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
5. Alleyway next to the Antlers Hotel
 
 
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 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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