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Downieville in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mackerman & Company Building

 
 
Mackerman & Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
1. Mackerman & Company Building Marker
Inscription. Constructed circa 1852. Joseph Mackerman used the building as home and brewery. Since that time the building housed a drug store, meat market and California’s oldest weekly newspaper - - - The Mountain Messenger. This fireproof building, with iron doors, three foot thick walls and a four foot thick mud and brick ceiling is a fine example of Gold Rush architecture.
 
Erected 1982 by Downie Chapter No. 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.628′ N, 120° 49.667′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Main Street east of Commercial Street (California Highway 49), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Main Street, Downieville CA 95936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downieville (here, next to this marker); St. Charles Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Shooting of Thaddeus Purdy (a few steps from this marker); Craycroft Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Downieville Museum
Mackerman & Company Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
2. Mackerman & Company Building and Marker
Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the window.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Arrastra (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Juanita (within shouting distance of this marker); Downieville Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Downieville.
 
Regarding Mackerman & Company Building. The Mountain Messenger is the oldest weekly newspaper still being published in California. Mark Twain once wrote articles for this newspaper.
 
Also see . . .  The Mountain Messenger. An article on today's Mountain Messenger and its Editor. (Submitted on June 29, 2011.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce
 
Mackerman & Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
3. Mackerman & Company Building
Located to the right of the building is a small area known as Clamper Park. The E Clampus Vitus "Downieville" Plaque is seen at the entrance to the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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