Photographs and History of early Eugene Oregon structures and locations.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Hovey Block at 8th and Willamette 1890
This fabulous commercial building was built in 1888 by Albert Hovey on the N.E. corner of 8th and Willamette and was known as the Hovey Block. For many years it housed a Bank on the ground floor and offices of attorney's George Skipworth, Charles Wintermier and George Doris. Other tenants were Isaac Bingham Land Company and J.A. Mauwer Jewelers. The building was razed about 1920 after only standing 30 years. A very ugly parking structure has stood on this spot for the last 30 years. There certainly were a lot more people downtown 120 years ago than there are today.....