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
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
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
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
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
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.