Upper Lake in Lake County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Ice House
Ice was originally brought down from the "ice pond" in the hills and stored at the Ice House. Later it was manufactured here at the Ice Plant in 300 pound blocks that were scored, cut and distributed to local ice boxes. This was also the site of a soda bottling plant. The Leak, Mason and Turner soda waters bottled here were used at many of the local resorts.
This was the first concrete building in Upper Lake and survived the fire of 1924.
Location. 39° 9.895′ N, 122° 54.652′ W. Marker is in Upper Lake, California, in Lake County. Marker is on Main Street north of First Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9515 Main Street, Upper Lake CA 95485, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tallman Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); League's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The IOOF Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Diamond Match Lumber Co. Harriet Lee Hammond Library (about 400 feet away); Bloody Island (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bloody Island (Bo-no-po-ti) (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Lake.
1. The Ice House
My parents, with my 2 sisters and I lived in the upstairs apartment of this building in 1959. It was a fun place and the L.M.T. workers/owners would always share a cool bottle of soda pop to those viewing their operation.
My Dad was Virgil Barney, told the story of the Ice Cave and the Ice Pond up on Bartlett Mt. The location was just North of Pinnacle Rock. In the earliest days Ice was cut from the pond and some of it stored in the cave then brought down during the summer as needed.
— Submitted November 10, 2017, by Gerald E. Barney of Redmond, Oregon.
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