“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pendleton in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Pendleton City Hall

Pendleton City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Pendleton City Hall Marker
Inscription. Pendleton's City Hall building was constructed in 1908 on the former site of H.M. Sloan's Hammer and Estes Livery Stable. The general organization of the building exterior reflects the Georgian style of architecture which was popular for public buildings after the turn of the century. The formal entry portico ornamented with classical detailing and the trapezoidal stone lintels over the windows are typical of the style. Also, the main floor raised half a story above the sidewalk and the prominent three story center bay are typical Georgian features. The building also displays some Italianate detailing which helps it to blend with its neighbors. The simple brick pilasters and corbel courses at the cornice line are both more frequently found on Italianate architecture. The monumental style of the building gives an indication of the civic pride of the community at the time and their confidence of Pendleton's continued status as a thriving regional center.
Land for the building was purchased by the City of Pendleton in 1907 and construction was completed the following year. James A. Fee, who served as mayor in 1906-1907, undoubtedly played an important role in promoting the new City Hall. Mayor Fee served a second term during 1923-26.
Erected by City of Pendleton.
Pendleton City Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Pendleton City Hall and Marker
45° 40.195′ N, 118° 47.48′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Dorion Avenue and Southwest 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on Southwest Dorion Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Southwest Dorion Avenue, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Post Office & Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Empire Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Pacific Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milarkey-Murphy Bldg (approx. ¼ mile away); Byrd School (approx. ¼ mile away); Empire Meat Market (approx. ¼ mile away); Frazier Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
Pendleton City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. Pendleton City Hall
<i>City Hall and Library Pendleton, Ore.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. City Hall and Library Pendleton, Ore.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on December 18, 2017.
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