Jett Building

Jett Building (HM21MK)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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N 44° 46.525', W 117° 49.854'

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Baker City Historic District

—Established 1874 —

John Jett's stonemason's skills are manifest in the inscription carved at the roof level of his building - "J.H. Jett Marble Works, 1901."
The Jett Building was the first in Baker City of volcanic tuff construction. Ten commercial or public buildings, and several houses, were built of this distinctive durable stone during the early years of the 20th Century. The tuff came from Jett's Quartz Quarry 12 miles east of town.
Jett, who immigrated to Baker County with his brother in 1871, founded his marble works in 1886. He was elected county treasurer in the 1890s. The east side of the ground floor of the building originally housed a grocery and feed store. The Jett family occupied the second floor.
HM NumberHM21MK
Placed ByHistoric Baker City, Inc
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Date Added Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 434257 N 4958338
Decimal Degrees44.77541667, -117.83090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.525', W 117° 49.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 31.5" N, 117° 49' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1812 1st St, Baker City OR 97814, US
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