302 Second Street
Hermann Block Building/Valley Crest Foods
The Hermann Block building was originally constructed for Binger Hermann, Sol Wise, and Judge
Edward Bender. The original building was three stories tall and the entrance was on First Street, facing
west. The building was called the Opera House for many years. Over the years it housed the
Myrtle Point Gold Creamery (abt 1933), the Masonic Lodge (on the third floor), and the Post Office,
the Brown and Hermann story as well as a large opera theater. It was constructed of bricks from
the local Dan Giles & Sons brick yard in 1892.
Over the years, the top two stories of the building were removed and the building was expanded. A
fire burned the structure in about 1958, but the Safeway Ice Cream Processing Plant that owned
the building rebuilt it to the same dimensions.
Source: Myrtle Point Beginnings by Curt Beckham and Myrtle Point Herald Article