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Williams Stationery Store

 
 
Williams Stationery Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Williams Stationery Store Marker
Inscription. This building is known as “The Brick Store of Silvester and Salaman”, it was built in 1854 and completed it 1855 by Henry Silvester and Abraham Salaman. It is both the first and oldest original brick (and stone) building in Grass Valley and the second oldest brick building in Nevada County. There have only been three owners of this building, Henry Sylvester, Paul Wesley Michell, and Elton and Helen Williams. Only five businesses have occupied the store in 145 years. H. Silvester Grocery, H. J. Fuchs Grocery, C. W. Jenkin Variety Store, Tresize Brothers Stationery Store, Williams Brothers, later changed to Williams Stationery Store.

[Editors Note: The two different spellings of “Sylvester” are in the marker text]
 
Erected 2000 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. 39° 13.15′ N, 121° 3.75′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Auburn Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Main Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Williams Stationery Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. Williams Stationery Store Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alpha Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grass Valley Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Holbrooke Hotel (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holbrooke Hotel (about 300 feet away); The Old Post Office (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Williams Stationery Store. From the Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley brochure:
This building was erected in 1854-55 as a mercantile and grocery business. It was known as Jenkins Variety Store for 47 years until 1949 when Floyd and Elton Williams purchased the business. Elton and Helen Williams bought the building and business in 1971.
 
Also see . . .  Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley. Published by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, this brochure highlights many of the historical sites and buildings in Grass Valley. The Williams Stationery Store is Stop #32. (Submitted on October 16, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Williams Stationery Store image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
3. Williams Stationery Store
Marker is seen mounted on the front between the two buildings. The Williams Stationery Store building is the one on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 8 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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