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O’Kane Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.536 W 121° 18.763
10T E 635143 N 4879802
Quick Description: The historic O’Kane Building built in 1916.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2006 9:55:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM8TH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 11

Long Description:

Located at 115 NW Oregon.

Marker Name: B13 - O’Kane Building
Marker Text: Hugh O’Kane, an illegal immigrant from Ireland, built the magnificent O’Kane Building. Regarded as the finest example of the Chicago Mercantile Style in Bend, it is still the largest commercial structure in downtown Bend.
O’Kane’s roles, as a saloon keeper, hotelier, and builder suited him perfectly. He regaled his guests with colorful stories of his past adventures and exploits. By the time his masterpiece was complete, O’Kane weighed three hundred pounds, and spent his afternoons sleeping in a chair propped against his building.
Built: 1916
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by U.S. Bancorp

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

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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