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Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of 1852 Louisiana House

No. 3

 

—Historic Main Street -Jackson —

 
Site of 1852 Louisiana House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 26, 2014
1. Site of 1852 Louisiana House Marker
Inscription.
National Hotel arose after 1862 fire

Rejuvenated by the Lukowicz Family
2011-2012

 
Erected by Jackson Business & Community Association. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 38° 20.893′ N, 120° 46.404′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Water Street, Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rocca's Hall, Theatre, Arena (here, next to this marker); Dr. Sharp's Drug, Ginocchio's Store (a few steps from this marker); Wells Fargo Building (a few steps from this marker); Union Hotel & Odd Fellows Hall Lodge #36 (a few steps from this marker); The Louisiana House (a few steps from this marker); Wells Fargo & Co. Express and Banking Office (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Hall & Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Building & Old Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding Site of 1852 Louisiana House. From the
Site of 1852 Louisiana House image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 26, 2014
2. Site of 1852 Louisiana House
The plaque can be seen on the wall through the gap in the street-level railing.
Jackson Plaques Walking Tour brochure: Probably the second inhabited site in Jackson. Ellis Evans had a butcher shop here in 1850. In 1852, with partners D.C. White and Armstrong Askey, he built the two-story wooden Louisiana House. It burned in the 1862 fire. By spring 1864, the same owners erected a new brick hostelry renamed the National Hotel, a more politically prudent choice during the Civil War. Over the years, owners extended it and added a story. Among many colorful events, the late John Wayne was a big loser in an epic poker game here in 1963. The Lucowicz family purchased the hotel in 2010 and have remodeled and rejuvenated this historic foot of Main. On the hotel's west side is Vogan Alley, named after an early sheriff and toll road entrepreneur. It follows the native Miwuk trail to the ford of Jackson Creek and its adjacent spring. Across the footbridge is a monument to Jackson's first mayor, Virgilio S. Garbarini.
 
Also see . . .  "Walking Main Street Jackson" Tour Brochure. This is in PDF format. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on , by James King of San Miguel, California. 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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