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

Brown Building

 
 
Brown Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Brown Building Marker
Inscription. The Elks Club had this building constructed in 1919 as Lodge #288. The first floor served as commercial space, the second and third floors as the lodge and the fourth floor as residences while the basement was a pool hall and bowling hall. A grand staircase was constructed for access to the basement from a once prominent South entrance. Many parties and balls were held in the grand ballroom. Following the relocation of the Elks Club in the 1960's, the building continued its commercial character at the street level, while the upper floors converted into 23 apartments. With renovations of the exterior in 2006-2007, the Brown Building has been restored closely to its original character. The interior apartments were reappointed in 2006, providing additional market-level accommodations in downtown Pendleton. The building is the only architectural example of the Chicago School Revival Style in Pendleton. Notice the faux clock above the North entrance of the building.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.336′ N, 118° 47.324′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on Southwest Court Avenue near Southwest 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
North entrance to the Brown Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. North entrance to the Brown Building and Marker
at or near this postal address: 110 Southwest Court Avenue, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milarkey-Murphy Bldg (within shouting distance of this marker); State Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milarkey Building (about 300 feet away); Jackson Sundown (about 400 feet away); Kathleen McClintock 1907-1998 (about 400 feet away); The Peoples Warehouse (about 400 feet away); Chief Clarence T. Burke (about 400 feet away); Club Cigar Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Brown Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. Brown Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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