National Register of Historic Places listings in Baker County, Oregon

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Location of Baker County in Oregon

This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Baker County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to over 2,000,[3] and 14 of those are found partially or wholly in Baker County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted June 14, 2019.[4]

Current listings[edit]

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Antlers Guard Station
Antlers Guard Station
March 6, 1991
Wallowa–Whitman National Forest
44°38′01″N 118°16′44″W / 44.633543°N 118.278986°W / 44.633543; -118.278986 (Antlers Guard Station)
Whitney vicinity This rustic-styled cabin and garage were built for the Forest Service by the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1935. They recall both the CCC's Depression-era relief programs, and the use of architecture to express the Forest Service's identity and mission in the first half of the 20th century.[7]
2 Baker Historic District
Baker Historic District
December 14, 1978
Roughly along Main Street from Madison Street to Estes Street
44°46′29″N 117°49′53″W / 44.77482°N 117.8314°W / 44.77482; -117.8314 (Baker Historic District)
Baker City
3 Baker Municipal Natatorium
Baker Municipal Natatorium
October 17, 1977
2470 Grove Street
44°46′53″N 117°49′31″W / 44.781422°N 117.825338°W / 44.781422; -117.825338 (Baker Municipal Natatorium)
Baker City
4 Churchill School
Churchill School
March 5, 2008
3451 Broadway Street
44°46′40″N 117°50′57″W / 44.777748°N 117.849270°W / 44.777748; -117.849270 (Churchill School)
Baker City
5 Robert F. and Elizabeth Clark House
Robert F. and Elizabeth Clark House
October 30, 1989
1522 Washington Avenue
44°46′38″N 117°49′25″W / 44.77711°N 117.8237°W / 44.77711; -117.8237 (Robert F. and Elizabeth Clark House)
Baker City
6 Cornucopia Jailhouse
Cornucopia Jailhouse
November 24, 2014
2nd Street
45°00′25″N 117°11′49″W / 45.006996°N 117.196815°W / 45.006996; -117.196815 (Cornucopia Jailhouse)
7 James O. Maxwell Farmstead
James O. Maxwell Farmstead
November 6, 1986
15177 Muddy Creek Lane
44°56′17″N 117°59′37″W / 44.938102°N 117.993691°W / 44.938102; -117.993691 (James O. Maxwell Farmstead)
8 Oregon Commercial Company Building
Oregon Commercial Company Building
June 4, 1992
40-50 E. Washington Street
44°21′04″N 117°16′03″W / 44.3512°N 117.2676°W / 44.3512; -117.2676 (Oregon Commercial Company Building)
9 Ed Rand House
Ed Rand House
December 9, 1981
1700 4th Street
44°46′29″N 117°50′03″W / 44.774673°N 117.834108°W / 44.774673; -117.834108 (Ed Rand House)
Baker City
10 St. Elizabeth Hospital (Old)
St. Elizabeth Hospital (Old)
February 21, 1989
2365 4th Street
44°46′50″N 117°50′04″W / 44.7805°N 117.8344°W / 44.7805; -117.8344 (St. Elizabeth Hospital (Old))
Baker City
11 Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge
Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge
October 26, 1971
Southwest of Sumpter near Cracker Creek
44°44′33″N 118°12′15″W / 44.742541°N 118.204167°W / 44.742541; -118.204167 (Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge)
Sumpter Gold dredge used in placer mining along the Powder River beginning in the 1930s, representing a late, highly-mechanized phase of gold mining in Eastern Oregon.[8]
12 Sumpter Valley Railway Historic District
Sumpter Valley Railway Historic District
August 3, 1987
Roughly between Baker and Prairie City starting near the McEwen station site and west to the Dixie Pass area (See also Grant County.)
44°37′13″N 118°20′07″W / 44.62038°N 118.3352°W / 44.62038; -118.3352 (Sumpter Valley Railway Historic District)
Baker City to Prairie City
13 Superintendent's House
Superintendent's House
August 20, 2004
271 S. Mill Street
44°44′39″N 118°12′08″W / 44.744060°N 118.202143°W / 44.744060; -118.202143 (Superintendent's House)
14 Unity Ranger Station
Unity Ranger Station
April 11, 1986
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
44°26′12″N 118°11′17″W / 44.43678°N 118.188°W / 44.43678; -118.188 (Unity Ranger Station)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin (15), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on June 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. ^ Throop, E. Gail (January 15, 1986), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Antlers Guard Station (PDF), retrieved January 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. "Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area". Retrieved October 12, 2008.

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