Bailey and Massingill General Store

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Bailey and Massingill General Store
Historic photograph of a single-story store on a city street corner
The Bailey and Massingill General Store in 1917
Location 4 N. E Street
Lakeview, Oregon
Coordinates 42°11′23″N 120°20′41″W / 42.189645°N 120.344621°W / 42.189645; -120.344621Coordinates: 42°11′23″N 120°20′41″W / 42.189645°N 120.344621°W / 42.189645; -120.344621
Area Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)[1]
Built 1900
Architectural style Commercial style, with Italianate details[1]
NRHP Reference # 84000133
Added to NRHP October 25, 1984

The Bailey and Massingill General Store is a historic commercial building in downtown Lakeview, Oregon, United States. Lakeview's first commercial establishment opened on the same site in 1876, and was purchased by partners Harry Bailey and W. A. Massingill in 1897. A large fire on the night of May 22, 1900, destroyed much of Lakeview, and Bailey and Massingill suffered the largest financial loss in town ($18,000) with the complete destruction of their store. The partners immediately rebuilt their business, opening the present building on the same site in the same year. Drawing lessons from the fire, they incorporated a unique set of fire preventive features into the new building, including metal-sheathed walls and a fire awning (no longer present) that could be dropped to protect the windows and entry. With these features, the building successfully survived another large fire in 1902, and continued as one of Lakeview's most important commercial enterprises.[1]

The store was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[2] As of 2014, the store still operates in its historic retail function.

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  1. ^ a b c Bunten, Hugh, Jr. (March 30, 1984), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Bailey & Massingill General Store (PDF), retrieved February 26, 2016 .
  2. ^ Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved November 21, 2014 .

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