Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

W.W. Powers Building

209, 211,213, 215 W. Miner St.

 
 
W.W. Powers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. W.W. Powers Building Marker
Inscription. Originally built in 1879 to accommodate three separate businesses, this structure became the Power’s Hotel, a fine two-story, twenty-room affair when the second story was added in 1882. Prior to the installation of room-dividing walls, a “Walking Match” was held upstairs with a purse of $50 to the winner, no doubt a publicity stunt to acquaint people with Mr. Powers’ new venture. By 1888, the business became the Clarendon Hotel, was remodeled extensively a year later and wired for electricity in 1897 (first of any Yreka hotel). The Clarendon continued to operate into the 1960s, while an assortment of other businesses occupied the lower level.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.906′ N, 122° 38.208′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 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. Hugo Miller Building (here, next to this marker); Guilbert Building (a few steps from this marker); J.P. Smith & L. Rosenburg Building (a few steps
W.W. Powers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. W.W. Powers Building Marker
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); Yreka (within shouting distance of this marker); Colton’s Block (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Yreka.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement