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The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Pioneer Building

 
 
The Pioneer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
1. The Pioneer Building Marker
Inscription. Owned by the French family, the Pioneer Building was built c. 1881 and was first occupied by a general merchandising store. During this time long trains of freight wagons loaded with goods for the gold regions of Eastern Oregon departed from this corner. When the Frenchs moved their banking business they sold the building to Mssrs. Brooks and McFarland. The offices on the second floor in 1908 included those of George Baker, jeweler; Harry Liebe, jeweler; A. Seufert insurance; and the land abstracts office of Lake and Bolton.

This two-story brick building has a stucco exterior finish that was used to unite two earlier buildings into one. You can still see evidence of this in the pilasters separating the eastern and western portions of the building, which are different in design: the western pilaster is simple and covered with stucco, the eastern pilaster is composed of a cast-iron base with decorative block above. The second story window openings are flat arched and are fitted with paired, double-hung wood sash, and the door on the east end of the western portion leads to the second floor.
 
Erected by City of The Dalles.
 
Location. 45° 36.078′ N, 121° 10.908′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco
The Pioneer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
2. The Pioneer Building Marker
The marker is at the corner of the building
County. Marker is on East 2nd Street near Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 East 2nd Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French and Company Bank (a few steps from this marker); Seeing Red (a few steps from this marker); Maier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Granada Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingate & Williams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nickelsen Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Decision at The Dalles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinatown - The Dalles (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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