Coos Bay Historic Buildings

Elks Temple: 170 S. Second St (1920 National Register).

This building was the Elk’s Club from 1920 to 1980. It went

through extensive restoration and was reopened in 1985.

Chandler Hotel and Annex: 187 W. Central (1909 and 1913

National Register). The hotel served as a central point for

future downtown development. The restoration of the building

began in summer of 1985.

Tioga Hotel – 275 N. Broadway (1925, 1928, completed 1948

National Register). The Great Depression and World War Two put a

halt to the construction of the tallest building on the Oregon

Coast. The building has since been remodeled to provide housing

for seniors.

Joseph W. Bennett House – 202 Alder St. Joseph Bennett and

his father came from Ireland in 1873. His father became the

founder of Bandon, Oregon while Joseph established the Flannagan

and Bennett Bank of Coos Bay.

Nels Rasmussen House – 276 Birch St. Founded in 1893, Mr.

Rasmussen had this house built as a present for his bride – Miss

Jenny Larson.

Myrtle Arms Apartments – Sixth and Central (1914 National

Register Nominee). This is one of the rather rare buildings in

city that combines both mission and pueblo styles in its’

architecture . It was one of the first large apartment buildings

in the city and today maintains many of its original


R. F. Williams House – 936 Central Ave. Built 1896. This

house was built for a local banker. The stones in the foundation

of the house came to the area as “ballast” aboard

sailing ships.

Andrew Nasburg House – 687 N. Third St (1884 National

Register nomination). The Nasburg house was the home of a Swedish

immigrant. He was the cities first postmaster and was also a

local merchant.

Henry Sengstacken House – 682 N. Third St. (1904 National

Register). Mr. Sengstacken was a German immigrant who became the

mayor of Marshfield in 1903. He was a local businessman and


Siglin/Flanagan House – 474 Park. Built in 1889. Mr.

Siglin was a major in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was

an attorney and the editor of the first weekly newspaper in Coos

Bay . Mr Flanagan was a banker and owned the Marshfield Water

Company. He was also involved in logging and coal mining.


Carnegie Library – 515 Market St. Built in 1915. This is

one of the many Carnegie Libraries located throughout the United

States. Fundraising began in 1906 through various means, plus a

contribution from Mr. Carnegie. The building would not have been

completed without the Coos Bay Progress Club.

Coos Bay National Bank – 245 Central Avenue. Constructed

1923. The bank was designed by an architect from Portland by the

name of John E. Tourtellotte. The building has a simplified

Renaissance style. It is sometimes referred to as the “Bugge


Wesley Methodist Hospital – 790 Commercial Street. Built

1925. This building was originally a Methodist Hospital . Years

later the building was acquired by the Sisters of Mercy and named

The McAuley Hospital. The building was remodeled in 1982 and

reopened as the Ken Keyes College. It has changed ownership many

times since.

Marshfield Sun Building – 1049 N. Front St. Built 1895.

This is where Jesse Luse published the Marshfield Sun Newspaper

from 1891 to 1944. Much of the original equipment and some

artifacts still remain at the site.