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

400 Broad Street

 
 
400 Broad Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
1. 400 Broad Street Marker
Inscription. It was at this location on the afternoon of June 5, 1880 that a fire erupted in John White’s Upholstery Shop. More than fifty buildings – including the nearby New York Hotel and most of the Chinese Quarter – were destroyed within an hour, but from the ashes of that conflagration a new business district emerged and York Street was created to ensure better downtown fire protection. Then, early in the 20th Century, a doctor’s office was established here. The longest-serving physician to occupy this corner was Bernard W. Hummelt, MD (1906-1998), who, between 1934 and his retirement in 1988, practiced internal medicine, orthopedics and general surgery. Over the course of his lengthy career he delivered over 1500 Nevada County babies. Dr. Hummelt was among the earliest physicians in the nation to administer penicillin and was instrumental in the founding of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital – where he served as its third Chief of Staff.
Placed by the family of Bernard W. Hummelt, M.D.
To honor the centennial of Dr. Hummelt’s birth
August 5, 1906

A Remarkable Life • An Exemplary Career

 
Location. 39° 15.771′ N, 121° 1.176′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection
400 Broad Street Marker and Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
2. 400 Broad Street Marker and Building
Marker is visible mounted in the entryway to the left of the entrance door.
of Broad Street and York Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Broad Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada County Traction Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (within shouting distance of this marker); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); North Pine & Commercial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kidd & Knox Building (about 300 feet away); The Flagg Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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