Boon Brick Store

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Boon Brick Store
Boone's Treasury side.JPG
Boon Brick Store is located in Salem OR
Boon Brick Store
Location 888 Liberty St NE, Salem, Oregon
Coordinates 44°56′53″N 123°02′00″W / 44.948148°N 123.033314°W / 44.948148; -123.033314Coordinates: 44°56′53″N 123°02′00″W / 44.948148°N 123.033314°W / 44.948148; -123.033314
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1860
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP Reference # 75001590[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1975

The Boon Brick Store is a historic building in Salem, Oregon, United States. It was built as a general store by John D. Boon who became the first Oregon State Treasurer. It also once served as Oregon's first State Treasury.[2] It is now a brewpub owned by the McMenamins chain known as Boon's Treasury.[3] Before being bought by McMenamins, it was known as Karr's Tavern.[4]

The two-story Italianate-style brick structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. John D. Boon House at Mission Mill Museum was formerly located next to the store.[2]

A local legend states that as a teenager, President Herbert Hoover carved his initials into the outside of the building during his three-year stay with relatives in Salem.[5] At the time the building was Lincoln Wade's grocery store.[5]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Exhibits". Mission Mill Museum. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Boon's Treasury History". McMenamins. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Boon Brick Store". Oregon Historic Sites Database: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Salem's Famous Visitors". Salem Public Library. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 

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