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N.P. Smith Pioneer Hardware
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.565 W 121° 18.834
10T E 635047 N 4879854
Quick Description: The historic N.P. Smith Pioneer Hardware built in 1909 -- Listed on National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2006 6:58:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM8YK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 10

Long Description:

Located at 935/937 NW Wall.

Marker Name: B25 - N.P. Smith Pioneer Hardware
Marker Text: Nicholas Paul Smith’s hardware store was a welcome sight in Bend because up until then supplies had to be brought in from Shaniko by stagecoach. Quick to spot a trend, Smith was the first to sell gasoline to the increasing number of automobile owners. Patch marks on the sidewalk pavement mark the spot where smith installed the first gas pumps in Bend.
N.P. Smith Pioneer Hardware is still the oldest wooden building left standing in downtown Bend.
Built: 1909
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by Marjorie Smith

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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