The R.M. Smith House
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N 44° 03.392 W 121° 19.133
10T E 634654 N 4879525
The R.M. Smith House built circa 1910.
Waymark Code: WM8G5
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/06/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
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This house is located on the corner of Tumalo and Broadway (499 NW Broadway).

Marker Name: A13 - R.M. Smith House
Marker Text: Missouri resident R.M. Smith was in Portland on business in 1909 when he heard about the growing town of Bend and decided to have a look. Smith liked what he saw and returned in 1910 to open the Reed Smith Clothing Company, which eventually became the R.M. Smith Grocery Store. Following World War I, the depressed economy put Smith out of business and he went to work as an insurance salesman.
Built: circa 1910
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by Michael & Gloria Olin.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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