Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Sperry Hotel
The Mitchler Hotel
Erected 1948 by Historical Landmark Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, Ruby Parlor No. 46, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 267.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 38° 8.262′ N, 120° 27.899′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 457 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murphys Hotel (here, next to this marker); Peter L. Traver Building (a few steps from this marker); Thompson Building (a few steps from this marker); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (a few steps from this marker); The Old Fisk Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. James D. Savage (within shouting distance of this marker); John Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); E Clampus Vitus (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
Regarding Old Sperry Hotel. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 267 on September 3, 1937 as The Mitchler Hotel
Statement of Significance:
This is one of the oldest hotels still operating in California. First called the Sperry and Perry Hotel, it was opened by James L. Sperry and John Perry on August 20, 1856. Henry Atwood was its proprietor in 1881 - later, ownership passed to Harvey Blood. Renamed the Mitchler Hotel in 1882, and the Murphys Hotel in 1945 by the McKimins family,
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