Shoemaker Building

Shoemaker Building (HM21K7)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 46.566', W 117° 49.866'

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Baker City Historic District

—Established 1874 —

William Shoemaker, a partner in a Baker City wholesale grocery and grain business, built this building in 1906. Before moving to Baker City, Shoemaker had been in business at Rock Creek, a small community in north Baker Valley. He built and operated a flour mill there, and was instrumental in construction of the Rock Creek power plant, which provided the area with electricity. He died in 1923.
The building was constructed of volcanic tuff, as were many of the city's commercial and public buildings during the first decade of the 20th Century. Early tenants in the building included a business college and lawyers' offices. In later years, the upper floor was used for apartments.
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HM NumberHM21K7
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Placed ByHistoric Baker City, Inc
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Date Added Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 434241 N 4958414
Decimal Degrees44.77610000, -117.83110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.566', W 117° 49.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 33.96" N, 117° 49' 51.96" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1831 1st St, Baker City OR 97814, US
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