Gallery #1--BAKER CITY.
Baker City. Drawing of Baker City done to scale and three dimensional.

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Record 831/2197
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Collection McCord
Date of photo 1889-1892
Description Baker City. Drawing of Baker City done to scale and three dimensional. The drawing was made after construction of the Warshauer (later Geiser Grand) Hotel (1889) and before the burning of a brewery where the old Post Office now stands. That brewery was shown as ruins on an 1890 Sanborn insurance map. But another version of this drawing has a date of 1892, that was added later. Perhaps the drawing incorporated buildings that no longer existed.
Features of note: Large pond for ice making between Powder River and Resort St. south of Charles St.(Estes St.) and grove of willow trees north of there in an area called Willowvale well into the 1900's. Drinking water reservoir on hill at middle left, namesake of Old Reservoir Hill. The northeast end of town was platted for streets that were not built at the time. Race track located about where the Nazarene Church is today. Grove of trees on east bank of Powder River called Fisher's Grove then Rust's Grove, site of today's Geiser-Pollman Park. Depot and warehouse at bottom left. Across from depot is the Columbia Hotel but the Crabill Hotel had not been built yet, both gone today. Huge St. Joseph Academy (Brothers School) on block NW of intersection of Campbell and Main streets. The hills and mountains in the background are not a true representation except as to their location.
Compare with image 2008.13.123.
Object ID 1981.1.1805
Place Baker City
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: Credit Baker County Library, Baker City, Oregon

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