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

Shoemaker Building

Baker City Historic District

 

—Established 1874 —

 
Shoemaker Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
1. Shoemaker Building Marker
Inscription. William Shoemaker, a partner in a Baker City wholesale grocery and grain business, built this building in 1906. Before moving to Baker City, Shoemaker had been in business at Rock Creek, a small community in north Baker Valley. He built and operated a flour mill there, and was instrumental in construction of the Rock Creek power plant, which provided the area with electricity. He died in 1923.
The building was constructed of volcanic tuff, as were many of the city’s commercial and public buildings during the first decade of the 20th Century. Early tenants in the building included a business college and lawyers’ offices. In later years, the upper floor was used for apartments.
 
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
 
Location. 44° 46.566′ N, 117° 49.866′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Court Avenueu, on the left when traveling north on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1831 1st Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Jett Building (within shouting distance of this
Shoemaker Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
2. Shoemaker Building and Marker
The marker is at the right corner of the building.
marker); Rogers Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker Block (about 300 feet away); First National Bank Building (about 300 feet away); YMCA Building (about 300 feet away); Gerstle-Solomon Building (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Flynn Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Shoemaker Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2017
3. Shoemaker Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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