Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Davis and Roy News Depot / Shelley Inch Building / Placerville News Company
Later co-occupants Jacob Perkins and Shelley Inch carried on the business of selling newspapers, books a(nd) stationary. Eventually Inch acquired both portions of the property. Around 1898 he added the building’s second floor and the cast iron front to its facade. Inch then named the business The Placerville News Company.
In 1912 after her husband, homesteading pioneer George Duffey Sr., died suddenly of appendicitis Christina Reeg Duffey began working in Inch’s store as a means of supporting herself and her soon to arrive child. She subsequently married John Bayne of Coloma. She assumed ownership of the building in 1923 and the family moved
Erected by Heritage Association of El Dorado County.
Location. 38° 43.75′ N, 120° 48.059′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Stage Coach Alley, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Placerville Hardware (a few steps from this marker); Lower Fairchild Building (a few steps from this marker); History of Old Town Center (a few steps from this marker); James D. Rinehart (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph Jewelers (within shouting distance of this marker); Morning Star #20 I.O.O.F Lodge Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Respectful Memory of Joseph M. Staples (about 300 feet away); Douglass – Hines Building Bricks (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
Categories. • Communications • Industry & Commerce •
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