Gallery #1--BAKER CITY.
Baker City House, 1868.

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Record 353/2197
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Collection McCord
Date of photo 1868
Description Baker City House in 1868. Sign above door at right says "Billiards." At left McCrary's Variety Store and post office. These are two of the very earliest buildings in Baker City. These buildings and the whole east side of the 1700 block of Main St. burned in 1886. The block was built out with brick buildings in 1887.
Photo is same as 1983.1.3. Notes on that photo are copied below.
Written on back of photo:
"The original of this picture belonged to Mrs. May Cleaver Wright. She said that it [hotel] had been started but was bought in an incomplete state by her father, J. W. Cleaver, and finished. He ran it as hotel and this picture was taken in 1868. The variety store was run by Mr. McCrary, father of Grace Goodwin. Mrs. Wright thought that she was the baby being held on the upper porch. This building was between Valley and Auburn on the east side of the street."
Helen Rand noted: "I took these notes from Mrs. Wright herself."

Object ID 1981.1.106
Place Main, 1700, east
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