Mint-Fox Building

Mint-Fox Building (HM21J5)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 46.554', W 117° 49.777'

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Baker City Historic District

—Established 1874 —

The Mint-Fox Building was constructed as two adjoining structures, the south half in 1888, the north in 1889. The buildings were erected by A.A. Houston, a local builder. Houston first rented the south building to two miners, Lorenzo Durkee and Frederick Dill, who opened the Mint Saloon. The Mint was known for its mineral cabinets, which displayed ore from area mines.
Houston rented the north building to Manny Fox, who operated the Monogram Cigar Store there. He later operated the New City Hack Line out of the building. In addition to his business interests, Fox was chief of the city fire department.
In 1984, a solid plaster front covering the buildings was removed and the buildings' original metal facades were reconstructed.
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HM NumberHM21J5
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Placed ByHistoric Baker City, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 434359 N 4958390
Decimal Degrees44.77590000, -117.82961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.554', W 117° 49.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 33.24" N, 117° 49' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1830 Main St, Baker City OR 97814, US
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