First National Bank Building

First National Bank Building (HM21HX)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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N 44° 46.565', W 117° 49.8'

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Baker City Historic District

—Established 1874 —

When constructed, this building was the third bank building to occupy this site. J.W. Virtue, a pioneer gold mining entrepreneur, built the first bank in 1873. It was the first stone building on Main Street. The building was ruined by a fire in 1888. The following year, a new building was completed for the First National Bank. The bank owners replaced that building with this structure in the early 1900s.
When Virtue's bank was demolished, workmen opened the cornerstone and found the skull of Bogs Greenwood, a murderer who was hanged on an area ranch in 1864. Inside the skull was a biography of the outlaw written by Dr. T.N. Snow, a local physician.
HM NumberHM21HX
Placed ByHistoric Baker City, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 434328 N 4958411
Decimal Degrees44.77608333, -117.83000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.565', W 117° 49.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 33.9" N, 117° 49' 48" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1841 Main St, Baker City OR 97814, US
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