French & Company Bank

Also known as: Gayer Building
300 E Second Street, The Dalles, OR

Neo-classical style bank built in 1879 renovated in the 1920s


French & Company Bank

Photo taken by Richard Doody in May 2015



The French & Company Bank was built in 1879 to house the establishment of brothers Joshua W. & Daniel W. French. It was the first bank opened in The Dalles. French & Company bank closed in 1922, having been run out of business by a rival bank. The building was renovated in the 1920s with a terra cotta facade for the Citizens National Bank. It was later known as the Gayer Building and has been home to a drugstore, a soda fountain, a camera studio and, most recently, Gayer's Jewelry.


19th Century (37,874)
Bank (1,352)
Built 1879 (301)
Built during 1870s (5,027)
Commercial building (6,163)
Oregon (2,474)
Wasco County, Oregon (78)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • January 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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