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

Club Cigar Saloon

 
 
Club Cigar Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Club Cigar Saloon Marker
Inscription. This one story Italianate building was built in two phases by Jeremiah DeSpain, a very early settler in Pendleton. The South half of the building was completed in 1884 and the North half was completed in 1889. The building uses iron pilasters and an oversize parapet. The Club Cigar Saloon was located here in the early days and operated through the 1950's. It had one of the first phones in the city and the Club's phone number was "7," a number that it kept until the new phone system was put in place in the 1960's. Jeremiah DeSpain was a member of the first City Council, served as a volunteer of the first fire department, and served on the school board. He had made his money in the sheep industry and invested his profits in property in Pendleton. Jeremiah DeSpain and his wife Nancy DeSpain arrived in Umatilla County in 1866 and settled on Birch Creek. In 1872, they moved into the village of Pendleton when the town had a population of 250. They had a house built on the corner of S.E. 3rd and Court Streets. Over the years, Mr. DeSpain built and owned several properties in Pendleton. By 1890, the year that Jeremiah died, Pendleton had a population of 2500. Despain Avenue is named in his honor.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.386′ 
Club Cigar Saloon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Club Cigar Saloon and Marker
The marker is located in the shadow of the entry-way to the left and below the flower pot.
N, 118° 47.257′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on South Main Street near Southeast Byers Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 South Main Street, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chief Clarence T. Burke (here, next to this marker); Jackson Sundown (a few steps from this marker); Judd Block (within shouting distance of this marker); DeSpain Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peoples Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); State Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); R.F. Renn Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Milarkey Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
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Club Cigar Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. Club Cigar Saloon
There is something not PC with this image; an Indian statue in front of a (former) cigar store!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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