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

Bee-Bennett House

 
 
Bee-Bennett House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2011
1. Bee-Bennett House Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest preserved homes of Placerville (Old Hangtown) originally built in 1853 by Col. Fred A. Bee, pioneer merchant, and enlarged in 1889 by Judge Marcus P. Bennett, early jurist, retaining redwood ornate paneling woodwork and fireplace of pioneer period.
Now home of B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1712

 
Erected 1986 by Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 43.933′ N, 120° 48.509′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Bee Street west of Coloma Road (California Highway 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 643 Bee Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph M. Staples (within shouting distance of this marker); Placerville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Original Raley’s Grocery Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Placerville Drive In Market (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sgt. J. Scott Lindsay
Bee-Bennett House Marker With the Bee-Bennett House in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2011
2. Bee-Bennett House Marker With the Bee-Bennett House in the Background
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Unfortunates Hanged (approx. 0.4 miles away); Snowshoe Thompson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Placerville Pony Express (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Placerville.
 
Regarding Bee-Bennett House. The building was originally built by Colonel Frederick A. Bee, pioneer merchant and founder of the Bee Telegraph Company. In 1889, the home was bought by Judge Marcus P. Bennett who expanded the house into a 16-room mansion. In 1958 it was purchased by the Elks Club, Placerville BPOE Lodge 1712, to use as its hall. The Elks did some remodeling with most of the home's original beauty preserved. In 2001, the Elks sold the house and today it is the site of one of Placerville’s finest restaurants, the Sequoia Bee-Bennett House.
 
Also see . . .  Marcus P. Bennett. An excerpt from History of the Sacramento Valley California published in 1931 by Pioneer Historical Publication Co., and transcribed by Rhonda Ruick O'Brien for Ancestry.com. (Submitted on May 9, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Bee-Bennett House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2011
3. Bee-Bennett House
Currently the "Sequoia - at the Bee-Bennett House", an upscale fine dining restaurant. The home has been beautifully restored, furnished with antique 19th century furniture and boasts the original wine cellar which offers private parties and wine tasting.
Frederick A. Bee image. Click for full size.
By Harpers Weekly
4. Frederick A. Bee
Frederick Bee (third from the left) was appointed Chinese Consul by the Emporer of China for his defense of the Chinese community which fell victim to the anti-Chinese sentiment of that time.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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