Two story cast iron and stone commercial building built in 1886
The Bowen Building survived a disastrous fire in 1888. Its sturdy stone construction and metal doors and shutters resisted the heat and embers. The local newspaper said, "It stood in the midst of the fierce flames and dared them to do their worst." The building was credited with blocking the fire from spreading to other nearby structures.
The Bowen Building retains its original cast iron pilasters from Cherry & Parkes of Albany, OR. The Original metal cornice has been replaced by a wooden replica.