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Diamond Match Lumber Co.

 
 
Diamond Match Lumber Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2011
1. Diamond Match Lumber Co. Marker
Inscription. The original building was destroyed in the fire of 1924. Six months later the present building opened as a hardware store. It has the pressed concrete walls and pressed tin ceiling typical of fire measures taken when the town was rebuilt.

As early as 1870 lumber mills were built in the Mendocino National Forest. Forty-two mills were located in or adjacent to the National Forest contributing to to the wealth of the community. By the 1970's, the main stand of timber had been removed or lost to fire and little was left to be harvested.
 
Location. 39° 9.842′ N, 122° 54.652′ W. Marker is in Upper Lake, California, in Lake County. Marker is on Main Street south of First Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9460 Main Street, Upper Lake CA 95485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The IOOF Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); League's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tallman Hotel
Diamond Match Lumber Co. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2011
2. Diamond Match Lumber Co. Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here just to the left of the building entrance.
(about 300 feet away); Harriet Lee Hammond Library (about 700 feet away); Bloody Island (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti) (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Lake.
 
Also see . . .  Lake County 150: Fires contributed to Upper Lake’s development. Lake County News' article (7/31/2011) on how fire shaped the history of central Upper Lake: "... The wooden buildings that constituted much of the town were no match for the flames. The Second Street business section lost several buildings in September 1915 and a major fire in 1924 destroyed most of downtown Main Street. Property owners learned from the disaster and rebuilt with fire-resistant buildings...." (Submitted on November 4, 2011.) 
 
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Former Diamond Match Lumber Co. building (L) and North Shore Christian Fellowship Building (R) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2011
3. Former Diamond Match Lumber Co. building (L) and North Shore Christian Fellowship Building (R)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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