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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Powell Home

 
 
Powell Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
1. Powell Home Marker
Inscription. Built in 1855 as the edifice of the Baptist Church, it was here that famed soprano Emma Nevada (Emma Wixom Palmer) made her debut at the age of three. In 1886 the church was remodeled as the residence of the E.T.R. Powell family
 
Erected 1965 by Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City, California, October 5, 1965.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.714′ N, 121° 1.135′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on South Pine Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Pine Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flagg Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (within shouting distance of this marker); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Kidd & Knox Building (about 300 feet away, measured
Powell Home image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
2. Powell Home
Note that the building was going through extensive renovation at the time the photo was taken.
in a direct line); Nevada County Traction Company (about 300 feet away); National Exchange Hotel (about 300 feet away); The National Hotel (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Emma Nevada. (Submitted on October 23, 2008.)
2. A photograph of the site where Emma Nevada performed her first song at age three. (Submitted on October 23, 2008.)
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EntertainmentNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Powell Home - Renovation in Progress image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 12, 2010
3. Powell Home - Renovation in Progress
Powell Home - Renovation in Progress image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 12, 2010
4. Powell Home - Renovation in Progress
Powell Home image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
5. Powell Home
An updated view of the house showing the results of the ongoing renovation.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 96 times this year. Last updated on , by Jeremy Powell of Roseville, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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