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

The Alpha Building

 
 
The Alpha Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. The Alpha Building Marker
Inscription. The Alpha Saloon and Hall occupied this site until the fire of 1855. After the fire, another wood frame building was erected and a store and barbershop occupied it until the fire of 1862 which destroyed the new building. Using rock from the local mines, B.F. Woodward erected the fieldstone and brick building that is here today. From 1862 until the turn of the century, the upstairs of the building housed a variety of saloons with names like the Snug Harbor and the Military Saloon. The street level floor was a livery stable. In 1908, the building was occupied by the Alpha Hardware Co. and it was here until the store closed in 1980.
 
Location. 39° 13.151′ N, 121° 3.787′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on East Main Street near Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 East Main Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Holbrooke Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Holbrooke Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams Stationery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Grass Valley Hardware
The Alpha Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. The Alpha Building Marker
The marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the entrance door.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (about 300 feet away); Washington Brewery (about 400 feet away); The Old Post Office (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Also see . . .  Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley. Published by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, this brochure highlights historical sites and buildings. The Alpha Building is Stop #34. (Submitted on October 13, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Alpha Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
3. The Alpha Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 16 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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