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

Milarkey-Murphy Bldg

 
 
Milarkey-Murphy Bldg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Milarkey-Murphy Bldg Marker
Inscription. This is another fine example of an Italianate Commercial building. It was constructed in 1904 for two men related by marriage and who belonged to the first Catholic families in the area. This style remained popular in Pendleton long after the East Coast abandoned it. Notice the parapet level decoration in the brick pattern. The first floor remains very true to its construction in 1904. The second floor contained a gymnasium/auditorium at one time, famous for boxing matches. A major flood of the Umatilla River occurred in June 1906. The water from the river flooded this building and rose two feet above the door thresholds. The Milarkey name was used previously on two buildings on Main St., immediately to the east of this structure.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.342′ N, 118° 47.3′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Court Avenue and Southwest 1st Street, on the left when traveling west on Southwest Court Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 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. Brown Building (within shouting distance of this marker); State Saloon
Milarkey-Murphy Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Milarkey-Murphy Building and Marker
The marker is at the right corner.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Milarkey Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Sundown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kathleen McClintock 1907-1998 (about 300 feet away); The Peoples Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Judd Block (about 300 feet away); Chief Clarence T. Burke (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
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 74 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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