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Butterfield/Jansen Building

[Early History; Corner Site Only]

 
 
Butterfield/Jansen Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 6, 2009
1. Butterfield/Jansen Building Marker
Inscription.  
1859: Charles Lincoln Wilson buys this site, previously patented by Theodore Judah.
1861: C.L. Wilson erects a wooden warehouse to serve railway terminal across 5th street.
1863: Used often as a community hall, “Roods Hall.” Roods was Wilson’s brother-in-law.
1870: Stephan & Melissa Burdge run a boarding house/hotel here during most of the decade.
1883: Historic Downtown Fire, July 11. Burdge Hotel burns—rebuilt across G Street. Gladding, McBean & Co. buy this site and build this brick building for their use.
1887: C.H. Butterfield buys building and opens a general store.
1890: The Post Office is here. Butterfield dies.
1891: Mrs. E.J. Atkinson buys the building. L.D. Adams Store(1891-1903). Rochdale Chain Store(1903-1905).
1907: Walter Jansen buys the building. Stores of note: J.E. “Jute” Tofft (1907-1920); Tofft Hardware (R.J. Tofft),(1918-1931).
1912: Jansen doubles building size. Finney and Tofft Mercantile Store, and others, here. After 1920 a series of merchants—Jansen, Tofft, Gates,
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Brooks, and many others.
1990: Wm. & John Falconi buy building. Vacant after 1992. Restored by Falconis in 2002.
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Erected 2003 by Silver Star Parlor No.63, Native Sons of the Golden West; Lincoln, California, September 9, 2003.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1675.
 
Location. 38° 53.496′ N, 121° 17.574′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, California, in Placer County. Marker is on G Street (Highway 65), on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the building located on the southwest corner of G Street (Highway 65) and 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 G Street (Highway 65), Lincoln CA 95648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleming Building (within shouting distance of this marker); I O O F Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Emmada Building (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hoppert Building (about 300 feet away, measured
Butterfield/Jansen Marker on Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 6, 2009
2. Butterfield/Jansen Marker on Building
in a direct line); Beerman Plaza (about 300 feet away); Lincoln World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson (about 700 feet away); McTyeire Memorial Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Butterfield/Jansen Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, April 6, 2009
3. Butterfield/Jansen Building
Corner Site as Mentioned on Marker Title
Finney & Tofft Mercantile Company image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of The Silver Star Parlor No.63, Native Sons of the Golden West, circa 1912
4. Finney & Tofft Mercantile Company
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,591 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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