Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fountain and Tallman Soda Works
Erected by The Marguerite Chapter No.12, N.D.G.W.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 38° 43.771′ N, 120° 47.919′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 524 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Vet’s Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Placerville (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Maul (within shouting distance of this marker); County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration Emigrant Jane (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Mohler Studebaker (about 300 feet away); Confidence Engine Company (about 300 feet away); Confidence Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
Regarding Fountain and Tallman Soda Works. The Fountain/Tallman building is the oldest building on Placerville's Main Street. It was built as a soda water factory in 1852 and survived the three major fires that hit Placerville in the 1850's due to its stone and brick construction. It now houses a small museum which is operated by the El Dorado County Historical Society. It is also the first permanent building erected in Placerville.
This site was placed on the National Register of Historical Places September 13, 1984.
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Stephanie Carlson of Placerville, United States. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.