Union Main Street Historic District

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Union Main Street Historic District
Photograph of a 2-story brick commercial building standing on a street corner, arched windows and doors
The district's First National Bank of Union Building (historic name, 1881), at the corner of Main and Center Streets, in 2010. In 1968, the building became part of the Union County Museum.[1]
Map of district boundaries
The Union Main Street Historic District boundaries in central Union
LocationUnion, Oregon, roughly along Main Street between Birch and Fulton Streets[1]
Coordinates45°12′33″N 117°51′56″W / 45.209228°N 117.865463°W / 45.209228; -117.865463Coordinates: 45°12′33″N 117°51′56″W / 45.209228°N 117.865463°W / 45.209228; -117.865463
Area20.4 acres (8.3 ha)[1]
NRHP reference #97000907
Added to NRHPAugust 20, 1997[2]

The Union Main Street Historic District comprises a primarily commercial portion of Union, Oregon, United States, including some civic and residential resources as well. The buildings of Union's downtown core and oldest residential neighborhoods recall the town's long and vitalizing, but ultimately unsuccessful, rivalry in the late 19th century with nearby La Grande to lead Union County in transportation, commerce, population, and government. Significant structures include many from Union's period of rapid growth from its early years through World War I (1870–1919), and a smaller number from the decades just after the town reached its zenith (1920–1940).[1] The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Almquist, Kathleen Edvalson; Morrison, Cathi; Brookshire, K. Walter; Carter, Elizabeth J.; et al. (July 1, 1997), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Union Main Street Historic District (PDF), retrieved September 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved September 16, 2013.

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