Spheir Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.513 W 121° 18.796
10T E 635099 N 4879758
The historic Spheir Building built in 1917.
Waymark Code: WM8TD
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/11/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 27

Located at the corner of northwest corner of Bond & Minnesota.

Marker Name: B12 - Spheir Building
Marker Text: When completed in 1917, the Spheir Building was one of Bend’s largest commercial buildings. It was upscale and urban, with retail store space on the lower level and modern apartments upstairs. The cost of construction was an astronomical $30,000.
According to The Bend Bulletin, D. Spheir “came to Bend from Los Angeles one day and almost immediately became infatuated with the town, purchased business property, and announced his intention to build a brick business block occupying the corner.”
Built: 1917
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by the Bend Chamber of Commerce & Deschutes County Historical Society

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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