Baker City in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
McCord House and Shop
Baker City Historic District
—Established 1874 —
S. (Syrenus) B. McCord was the first mayor of Baker City. City residents elected him to four terms, and he also served several terms as county treasurer.
In 1873, McCord built the dwelling on this property. While he was mayor, he established a water system for Baker City, and had the first line installed to his house.
S.B. and his wife, Angeline, had 12 children, several of whom figured prominently in Baker County history. The shop was built in 1917 by one of S.B.’s sons, Nelson McCord. Originally it was a mechanic’s shop. Nelson later operated a grocery store in the building.
Erected by Historic Baker City, Inc.
Location. 44° 46.686′ N, 117° 49.734′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Resort Street and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north on Resort Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2080 Resort Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishop Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building (about 300 feet away, Gwilliam Brothers Bakery (about 300 feet away); Baker Loan and Trust Building (about 300 feet away); Lynndale Building (about 300 feet away); Geiser Grand Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Masonic Temple (about 400 feet away); Miller's Lunch Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.