“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Brye House

Built 1882

Brye House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 13, 2015
1. Brye House Marker
Inscription. This Colonial Revival home was originally constructed by Charles L. Simons. Simons came to Auburn in 1850 to try his hand at gold mining, but eventually became the owner of a saloon in town. The home was sold in 1901 to Fred Brye, a well-known local butcher. Brye and his family lived in the home for 20 years and made significant improvements, including the iron fence that surrounds the property today.

In the 1940s, the home was converted into a 12-unit apartment house. The building was restored as a single-family residence in 1969, but only two years later it was converted into a restaurant. The property later became a Christmas store and, most recently, an office building.
Location. 38° 53.748′ N, 121° 4.638′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Lincoln Way east of Sacramento Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1522 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tsuda Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn Native Sons Hall (about 300 feet away);
Brye House image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 13, 2015
2. Brye House
The marker is visible to the right of the steps and the dome of the historic court house is visible above the roof-line.
Bosse-Morgan Building (about 300 feet away); American Hotel (about 300 feet away); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (about 300 feet away); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (about 400 feet away); Placer Press (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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