City maps from 1912 show this to be a movie theater. By the 1920s it was known as the Baker Theater, a rival to the cross-town Star Theater. Both showed silent movies. Ted Francis bought the Baker in 1927 and in 1929 introduced Newberg’s first talkie movies at this location, on a sound system he built himself. In 1936 he changed the name to the Francis Theater, the first of two Newberg theaters to have this name. He stayed here until 1941, at which time he moved the Francis next door to the Crede Market Building, which he had bought in 1939 and had renovated into a theater with 500 seats. In 1941, Dr. C.M. Bump, a colorful medical doctor who according to local legend operated on his patients with a cigar in his mouth, moved his offices to the old Baker/Francis building and stayed for many years. The good doctor’s name can still be seen embedded in the concrete sidewalk in front of the main entrance. If you happen into the apartment area of the building, you will note the slated floor from its theater days still remains.