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Lemon Cove in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Pogue Hotel

 
 
The Pogue Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2014
1. The Pogue Hotel Marker
Inscription.  On this site, in 1879, a large two story thirteen room hotel was constructed, known as “The Cottonwoods,” by the partnership of C.W. Crocker and J.B. Wallace of San Francisco, and J.W.C. Pogue. The Pogue family came to this lime kiln area in 1865 and eventually owned over 10,000 acres here. Mr. Pogue planted citrus here in 1877.

He became sole owner of the hotel and partnership in 1881 and this was his home until his death in 1907. The building remained in the Pogue family until 1936 when Nora Pogue Montgomery, the youngest of the nine Pogue children, who was born in this house, gave it to the Lemon Cove Women’s Club. It was remodeled to become a clubhouse and community center. It was the first house in the Lemon Cove townsite laid out by Mr. Pogue in 1894.
Tulare County Historical Society
May 8, 1977

 
Erected 1977 by Tulare County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location.
The Pogue Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2014
2. The Pogue Hotel Marker
36° 22.963′ N, 119° 1.485′ W. Marker is in Lemon Cove, California, in Tulare County. Marker is at the intersection of Sierra Drive (California Route 198) and Pogue Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Sierra Drive. Marker is mounted on a rough-hewn obelisk, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32792 Sierra Drive, Lemon Cove CA 93244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ben Harris (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodlake (approx. 4˝ miles away); Venice School (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Electric Railroad (approx. 8.4 miles away); Kaweah Post Office (approx. 8˝ miles away); Tulare County Election Tree (approx. 8.6 miles away); San Joaquin Roller Mill (approx. 8.8 miles away); Battle Mountain (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Regarding The Pogue Hotel. National Register of Historic Places #91000927.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pogue Hotel (Wikipedia). It is historically significant as the home of James William Center Pogue (1839-1907), pioneer settler who built the hotel and lived there during 1880-98 and 1904–07. Pogue developed the lemon industry in Tulare County, and founded Lemon Cove, and served as a county supervisor. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Lemon Cove Woman's Club Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2014
3. Lemon Cove Woman's Club Entrance
 

2. The Pogue Hotel. For 133 years, the Pogue Hotel building has been a private home, a hotel, a community center, and a branch library. It has served the Red Cross, the Woodmen of the World, the American Legion and has been home to the Lemon Cove Women’s Club for 76 years. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Lemon Cove Women’s Club works to preserve town’s local history. Nora Alice Pogue was born at the Pogue Estate in 1886. Along with her husband, Dr. R.B. Montgomery the couple lived on the property until 1920 when they built their own home. Montgomery deeded the home to the Women’s Club with one condition, that they continue to care for the historical building. In 1934, the home was remodeled to become a community center and in 1936 the home was officially given to the Women’s Club. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Nora Pogue Montgomery. Photograph of Nora Pogue Montgomery standing beside this historical marker. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2014
4. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
(mounted at eye-level, just right of front entrance)
Pogue Hotel
1879-1993
National Register of Historic Places
#91000927
Lemon Cove Woman’s Club
Founded in 1924
Lemon Cove Woman's Club image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2014
5. Lemon Cove Woman's Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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