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Pendleton in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

R.F. Renn Building

 
 
R.F. Renn Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. R.F. Renn Building Marker
Inscription. This 75' x 100' building was built by B.F. Renn for use as commercial space on the first floor while the second floor housed the Elks Lodge for a few years. It had classical arched double-hung one-over-one windows with two crests at the parapet level. In 1905, J.J. Hamley moved to Pendleton and bought the building and opened his saddle and tack store. He remained in charge of the company until his death in 1939. Sons, Lester and John and grandson David kept the business going for many years. Hamley's made and sold cowboy clothing and gear and was a major employer and manufacturing concern in Pendleton. Producing some of the finest saddles in the West, Hamley and Company was operated by the Hamley family until 1980 when they sold their remaining interest and name. The building is now under new owners who have renovated the old building and restored luster to the business, carrying on the Hamley name and tradition that has existed in this location of over 100 years.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.366′ N, 118° 47.205′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on Southeast Court Avenue near Southeast 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
R.F. Renn Building andMarker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. R.F. Renn Building andMarker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
is at or near this postal address: 78 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. DeSpain Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Judd Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peoples Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodmen of the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Milarkey Building (within shouting distance of this marker); State Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); George Fletcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Club Cigar Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
R.F. Renn Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. R.F. Renn Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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