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Medford in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Medford Auto Company Building

Historic Renovation Award 2008

 
 
Medford Auto Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 10, 2017
1. Medford Auto Company Building Marker
Inscription. This single-story concrete structure was built in 1926 for the Medford Auto Company, and is one of many similar structures built on this portion of the Pacific Highway referred to as "auto row" from 1925 to 1930. This building was home to the Buick dealership, owned and managed by J.H. Dennison until 1930. At that time, the dealership was transferred to the Scherer Motor Company, and by the mid-1930s the building housed the Lange Motor Company.

A variety of uses have occupied this structure since that time including a warehouse, a business school, and the U.S. Government's military recruitment station. The building is considered to be a primary contributing structure in the Medford Downtown Historic District.

In recognition of excellence in the historically sensitive restoration of the Medford Auto Company Building, owners David and Susie Smith are awarded this plaque by the Medford Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Erected 2008 by Medford Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 19.687′ N, 122° 52.258′ W. Marker is in Medford, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on North Riverside Avenue (U.S. 99), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medford OR 97501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Medford Auto Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 10, 2017
2. Medford Auto Company Building Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cuthbert Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medford Townsite (approx. 0.4 miles away); Medford Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. half a mile away); Newell Barber Field (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harry & David Comice Pear Trees (approx. 2 miles away); Oregon Fallen War Heroes Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Warren Lodge No. 10 (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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