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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Gimre's Shoe Store

Oldest Family Shoe Store in OR

 
 
Gimre's Shoe Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2015
1. Gimre's Shoe Store Marker
Inscription.

Founded in 1892 by Sven Gimre,
Bootmaker from Sola, Norway
Grandfather of present owners
Jon and Pete
Gimre

 
Location. 46° 11.361′ N, 123° 49.728′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on 14th Street south of Columbia River Highway (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the wall of subject building, just south of the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 14th Street, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 14th Street Ferry Slip (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia River Tugs And Towboats (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pilots on the Columbia River (about 400 feet away); Fort Astoria (about 500 feet away); Into the Unknown (about 500 feet away); Ranald MacDonald (about 600 feet away); Site of Original Settlement of Astoria (about 600 feet away); At Play on the River (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
Also see . . .  About Gimre's Shoes. (includes old photo of Sven Gimre at the store entrance)
In 1892, Sven Gimre immigrated from Norway to Astoria, Oregon and opened his own shoe business. 124 years and
Gimre's Shoe Store (<i>wide view; marker mounted at wall on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2015
2. Gimre's Shoe Store (wide view; marker mounted at wall on left)
four generations later, Gimre’s Shoes is still under ownership of the original family, and continues to provide its customers with high standards of customer service. Gimre’s Shoes is proud to be recognized as the oldest family owned shoe store on the west coast, and the seventh oldest in the United States. (Submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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