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Telephone Exchange

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April 14, 2015

The Telephone Exchange building at the corner of California and Oregon streets was originally the site of David Linn’s cabinet shop, furniture factory, and planing mill. Linn constructed most of Jacksonville, Oregon’s early wooden structures. He also made furniture, mining equipment, and even baseball bats. And when the time came, he would make your coffin. He lost everything in an arson fire in 1888, which also destroyed a neighboring home and most of Jacksonville’s Chinese quarter.