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Guilbert Building

(Siskiyou County Bank Building)

 

—216 W. Miner St. —

 
Guilbert Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Guilbert Building Marker
Inscription. The Italianate-style building was put up after the fire of 1871 burned an earlier 1850s structure. Rebuilt in brick, the rear was used as a soda factory while the front became an auction house and later a space for county fair exhibits. The building’s banking tradition began in 1886 when the Siskiyou County Bank and Wells Fargo & Company Express Agency moved in. In 1899, a totally remodeled building with the addition of a second floor was eventually leased for law offices which conducted business until 1968. The Miner Street level housed numerous banking operations until the last, Bank of America, vacated in 1955.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.914′ N, 122° 38.209′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of West Miner Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on West Miner Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.W. Powers Building (a few steps from this marker); Hugo Miller Building (a few steps from this marker); J.P. Smith & L. Rosenburg Building
North Side of West Miner Streer with Guilbert Building (Bank of America Building) image. Click for full size.
By Russell Lee, circa July 1942
2. North Side of West Miner Streer with Guilbert Building (Bank of America Building)
(a few steps from this marker); The Colton Theater Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named J.P. Smith & L. Rosenburg Building (a few steps from this marker); Jennie B. Nichols Building (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Colton’s Block (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Yreka.
 
Also see . . .  Guilbert & Siskiyou County Bank Building 1872 & 1899. A Yreka History Blog posting (May 12, 2008) providing a history of the Guilbert Building. (Submitted on November 10, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Guilbert Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
3. Guilbert Building
The marker is attached to the building, to the left of the entrance.
 
 
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