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

Empire House

 
 
Empire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Empire House Marker
Inscription. This site at the lower end of Boston Ravine on the old main road from Grass Valley to Auburn has been the location of a public house since 1851. Charles Behrisch was the owner from 1851 to 1885. Ownership changed hands many times through the years. Purchased by Dominic Pajnich on August 1, 1933, and was burned in 1934. Replaced with a 14-room hotel, named Empire Inn. Upstairs closed off in 1964, but remains a popular food and beverage stop today.
 
Erected 1991 by Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart, Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.634′ N, 121° 4.145′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Mill Street north of West Empire Street (California Highway 20), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the Swiss House Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 Mill Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada County Traction Co. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Star Mine Powerhouse (about 800 feet away); Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill
The Swiss House Restaurant and Empire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. The Swiss House Restaurant and Empire House Marker
Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the front entrance.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Patrick’s Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Reliance Hose Company No. 3 (approx. half a mile away); Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (approx. half a mile away); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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