Pendleton in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The LaDows settled in Pendleton in 1868. Col. George LaDow, pioneer lawyer, had purchased about one-half of the town plat of Pendleton in 1869 from Moses Goodwin. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1874 but died before he could take office in 1875. LaDow's widow, Martha LaDow, carried on her husband's extensive real estate pursuits in Pendleton. She began construction of the first section in 1884 and completed the second larger section in 1890. In 1905, a disastrous fire destroyed the top floor and damaged many of the businesses on the main floor. In 1913, a new owner, W.F. Matlock, remodeled the second floor into apartments. His daughter, Nellie Matlock Laatz, later inherited the building and by 1938, the building became known as "The Laatz Apartments." In 1951, another major fire closed down the second floor and it has remained
Erected by City of Pendleton.
Location. 45° 40.404′ N, 118° 47.127′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is at the intersection of Southeast Court Avenue and Southeast 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Southeast Court Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Southeast Court Avenue, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rohrman Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Haw Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodmen of the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); R.F. Renn Building (about 400 feet away); DeSpain Block (about 400 feet away); Judd Block (about 500 feet away); The Peoples Warehouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.