The Smoke Shop
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 46.601 W 117° 49.801
11T E 434328 N 4958478
History sign on The Smoke Shop building in Baker City Historic District.
Waymark Code: WM32GJ
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/29/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 13

History sign on The Smoke Shop building in Baker City Historic District.

Marker Name: The Smoke Shop
Marker Text: This building, constructed in the 1890s, was the location of the Smoke Shop for approximately 50 years. The Smoke Shop was a typical men’s gathering place of the period, offering tobacco, beverages, billiards and card games.
The first business to occupy the building was the Whittaker Mercantile Co. The company’s safe was still on display in the building more than 100 years later.
Before the building was constructed, the property was occupied in the 1880s by a wood frame carriage shop, and later a harness and saddlery shop.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Baker

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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