Lincoln in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
[Early History; Corner Site Only]
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,
1990: Wm. & John Falconi buy building. Vacant after 1992. Restored by Falconis in 2002.
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 & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
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 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.
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln – A Town of Beginnings and Endings. Excerpts from an article by Bill Wilson in the Auburn Sentinel, October 2, 1992:
The town of Lincoln has had many beginnings and its share of predicted endings. The major letdown was when railroad builders Theodore Judah and Colonel Charles Lincoln Wilson in the late 1850's envisioned the town as a main depot for a rail route from San Francisco across the Sierra. Lincoln did become a major hub of transportation, but the railroad ended up going north and south. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Awful Annies – The Current Occupants of the Corner Site. A sign in the window thanks everyone for voting them the “Best Breakfast In Lincoln” (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Feats of Clay Magazine has a great Walking Tour of Old Town-Lincoln. Its Description of the Butterfield Building:
Lincoln’s (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.