Walter Franks Building - Redmond, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 16.347 W 121° 10.411
10T E 645765 N 4903756
The Walter Franks Building is located at 502 SW Evergreen Ave.
Waymark Code: WMF7P
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/18/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 11

Sign is located near the northwest corner of the building.

Marker Name: Walter Franks Building
Marker Text: This two-story structure housed most of Redmond’s Federal agricultural agencies in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The original owner, Walter Franks, was a longtime rancher and philanthropist in Central Oregon. He once owned the present site of Sunriver and gave over $300,000 to start the Central Oregon Opportunity Center. In 1945, Franks traded the building to H.G. Rainey for two ranches in Powell Butte. Rainey then opened the Square Deal Furniture Store in the building. The structure is an example of the Streamline Moderne style.
Built: 1939
This Heritage Walk plaque has been provided courtesy of the Redmond Historical Commission with the assistance of the Deschutes County Landmarks Commission.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

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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