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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fountain and Tallman Soda Works

 
 
Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2008
1. Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Marker
Inscription.
This building erected in 1852
withstood the fire of 1856.
Dedicated to the memory of
of the
PIONEERS

 
Erected by The Marguerite Chapter No.12, N.D.G.W.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 43.771′ N, 120° 47.919′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 524 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Vetís Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Placerville (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Maul (within shouting distance of this marker); County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Emigrant Jane (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Mohler Studebaker (about 300 feet away); Confidence Engine Company (about 300 feet away); Confidence Hall (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Placerville.
 
Regarding Fountain and Tallman Soda Works.
Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building image. Click for full size.
By Stephanie Carlson, June 26, 2009
2. Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building
The Fountain/Tallman building is the oldest building on Placerville's Main Street. It was built as a soda water factory in 1852 and survived the three major fires that hit Placerville in the 1850's due to its stone and brick construction. It now houses a small museum which is operated by the El Dorado County Historical Society. It is also the first permanent building erected in Placerville.

This site was placed on the National Register of Historical Places September 13, 1984.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fountain and Tallman Soda Works image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
3. Fountain and Tallman Soda Works
Marker is located to the right of the entrance.
Interior Wall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
4. Interior Wall
Note the three different types of wall material; brick, rocks and slate.
Interior Wall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
5. Interior Wall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Stephanie Carlson of Placerville, United States.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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