“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ashland in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

The Whittle Garage

The Whittle Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, July 20, 2016
1. The Whittle Garage Marker
This property
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Paces

by the Unted States
Department of the Interior
the Whittle Garage

Erected 1925.
Location. 42° 11.855′ N, 122° 42.862′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Oak Street, Ashland OR 97520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashland Lithia Water (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ashland Creek (about 500 feet away); Citizens Banking and Trust Company Building No. 2 1910 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enders Building No. 1, 1914 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ashland Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dead Indian Memorial Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
Regarding The Whittle Garage.
The Whittle Garage image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, July 20, 2016
2. The Whittle Garage
National Register #97000142
Also see . . .
1. Whittle Garage Building. The Whittle Garage Building has been used by a variety of businesses throughout its history. Completed in 1925 by Floyd Whittle, it is the best surviving example in Ashland's downtown of the simple, utilitarian falsefront commercial building type that dominated much of the southern Oregon's downtown landscape since the middle of the 19th century. It is also the only remaining example of the auto repair/machine shops and filling stations constructed in downtown Ashland during the first third of the 20th century, and one of the few early 20th-century industrial buildings remaining downtown... (Submitted on July 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. A Bit of Ashland History: Whittle Garage. Floyd Whittle built his one-story, fire resistant, reinforced concrete structure and concrete floors to last. If he thought about how his building would be used in the future, surely a micro-brewery restaurant would not have entered his mind. After all, that was 1925, eight years before the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition. And the Amarotico brothers, responsible for converting the Whittle Garage Building into the classy Standing Stone Brewing Co, surely have trouble believing that Whittle built that garage for $6,000. It took a half million dollars for them to renovate the garage before it was suitable for public assembly in 1997. ssbuild1By the time Whittle arrived in 1909, Ashland, founded in 1850, had already developed a substantial industrial base. Whittle formed a moving and storage operation, and in 1925 built a new industrial building in the commercial area. The plan he chose was an adaptation of the Falsefront form used extensively in the towns of Oregon since 1850. The extended facade gave the appearance that a one-story building was larger and more formidable than it was; it also hid the simple gables and sloped roofs from the public view. During the early years of the 20th century, the automobile became the main source of personal travel. New buildings were needed to accommodate the growing businesses needed to service the cars, while existing buildings were simply modified. (Submitted on July 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on July 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Categories. Industry & Commerce

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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