Eddie’s Sales & Service
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.630 W 121° 18.729
10T E 635184 N 4879977
Front of old Eddie’s Sales & Service building built in 1915.
Waymark Code: WM8WF
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/12/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 15

Located at 390 NW Greenwood


This sign indicates that the building remains but after the sign was placed the Bank of the Cascades removed most of the building and built their offices here. The rock front walls were retained as a monument to Eddie Williams.

Marker Name: B21 - Eddie’s Sales & Service
Marker Text: Eddie Williamson was Bend’s first major auto dealer. He arrived in Bend with his father as a youngster in 1916. When he was still young, his family moved to Eugene, but Eddie stayed behind and learned the automobile business. After owning several service stations and a garage, in 1936 he bought this building and named it Eddies’s Sales & Service. He was the Chrysler dealer in Bend for 40 years. He was a highly visible salesman who promoted a “meet or beat” pricing philosophy. The dealership, with its massive lava rock pillars, became the landmark known today as Eddie’s Corner.
Built: 1915
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by the family of Eddie Williamson

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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