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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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Site of Sierra Nevada House

 
 
Sierra Nevada House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Sierra Nevada House Marker
Inscription.  
The Sierra Nevada House was a handsome two-story building with many windows and a broad balcony. Here guests could always expect fine hospitality, suburb food, excellent ballroom music, fine carriages and comfortable beds. It was opened by Robert Chalmers from 1852 until 1869, when he sold it to begin building the Vineyard House. The fading old hotel continued to serve travelers and boarders until it was destroyed by fire in 1902. A new hotel was built. It burned in 1925. A replica now stands at the intersection 1 mile north of here. All that remains of the once-grand hotel is the well, visible below.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 47.986′ N, 120° 53.397′ W. Marker was in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker was on State Highway 49
Sierra Nevada House Marker with Well in Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Sierra Nevada House Marker with Well in Background
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, on the left when traveling south. The site and marker are within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Site of the Sierra Nevada House (a few steps from this marker); Site of Wells Fargo Express and Banking Company (a few steps from this marker); Site of Virginia Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Site of Coloma Livery Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Bell's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma (within shouting distance of this marker); Kane House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been removed and replaced by a different marker.
 
Regarding Site of Sierra Nevada House. December 14, 2015. - The Sierra Nevada House seen in photos #4 and #5 burned today. A very sad day for the owners, residents of Coloma, and residents of El Dorado County.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Sierra Nevada House. El Dorado County website entry (Submitted on May 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Sierra Nevada House
The re-built replica of the The Sierra Nevada House is located on the Southwest corner of State Highway 49 and Lotus Road at 38° 48.506′
Sierra Nevada House image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Photographer Unknown
3. Sierra Nevada House
Photo Source: Library of Congress
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N, 120° 53.974′ W -
1 mile north of The Marshall Gold Discovery State Park
    — Submitted October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

 
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
 
Sierra Nevada House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tichnore Bros. Inc, Boston, Ma.
4. Sierra Nevada House
Description on postcard:A Gold Rush Hotel in Coloma, California, located near Sutter's Mill where James Marshall first discovered gold. Old Soda Parlor, Victorian Hotel Rooms, Gold Rush Dining Room, open all year.

Replica mentioned on marker
Sierra Nevada House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 27, 2005
5. Sierra Nevada House
Replica mentioned on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,920 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on April 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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Feb. 5, 2023