The Baker Gold & Silver building, built in 1900, has been a part of Baker City since the town’s earliest times. This well built historic building features repointed brick, new exterior paint, and a new roof within the last few years. The building is comprised of 3,050 sqft on the main level & 1050 on the mezzanine. Potential living quarters on the mezzanine level. The current tenant has an established rental history and would prefer to keep renting (they’ve been there for years).
One of the criteria for designation on the National Register of Historic Places states that properties under the age of fifty should not be considered eligible unless the property is of “exceptional importance.” That means buildings constructed in 1970+ now have the chance to be designated as historic.
With that, presenting one groovy pad from 1974.
The home, available on Airbnb, is an A-frame described by its owners as “Wes Anderson meets David Lynch” (we won’t disagree). The cabin is a mix of original features, from the custom orange carpet and spiral stairs, with modern updates, like the stainless steel appliances and gas fireplace.
On the market for over a year, this historic beauty near downtown Baker City features beautiful woodwork throughout (and “so much potential”). Oversized lot, patio, garage and potential living quarters above the garage.
4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, with an asking price of $475,000
The Odd Fellows Building in downtown Astoria has the chance to nab some hard cash in preservation funding from American Express, in addition to an initial grant of $10,000 to increase public awareness of these historic places and build grassroots support for their Main Street district.
In honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, Partners in Preservation: Main Streets features 20 sites that each highlight and raise awareness for the often unrecognized contributions of women to American history and society.
The Odd Fellows Building in downtown Astoria was the first building the community chose to rebuild in 1923 after a fire devastated the town. Almost a century later, three local women purchased the building and, with an incredible amount of community support, saved it from developers.
Today, the building houses a gallery, apothecary, art studio, and coffee shop, as well as Astoria’s only nonprofit dance studio and black box theatre—all owned and operated by local women. Funding will restore and weatherize the building’s historic facade and windows to ensure it continues to serve the community for generations to come.