Mint - Fox Building

1832 Main Street, Baker City, OR

Two story cast iron and brick commercial building built in 1889


Mint Fox Building

Photo taken by Richard Doody in April 2015



The Mint-Fox Building was constructed as two adjoining structures, the south half in 1888, the north in 1889. The buildings were erected by A.A. Houston, a local builder. Houston first rented the south building to two miners, Lorenzo Durkee and Frederick Dill, who opened the Mint Saloon. The Mint was known for its mineral cabinets, which displayed ore from area mines.

Houston rented the north building to Manny Fox, who operated the Monogram Cigar Store there. He later operated the New City Hack Line out of the building. In addition to his business interests, Fox was chief of the city fire department.

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • November 26, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


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