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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

Information on the Heritage Homes website was compiled from Reflections of the Past: Myrtle Point, Oregon Historic Buildings, a project of the Myrtle Point Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and the Coos County Logging Museum (circa 1985) and Take a Break in Historic Myrtle Point produced by the Myrtle Point Chamber of Commerce (circa 1975) unless otherwise noted.

Other Coquille Valley Resources: Coquillevalley.org | Coos County Home Historian | Coquille Valley Museum | Fairgrounds Museum

Last updated October 2014 by Robyn Greenlund. All rights reserved.