Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Old Corner Saloon
This building has housed a saloon since it was built in 1862. Twice it survived raging fires which destroyed the town.
The bar operated through Prohibition as a “speakeasy” in the basement. The main floor was a soda parlor and had a buzzer set up to warn those below of approaching law enforcement.
The upstairs functioned as a rooming house and a brothel.
Erected 1997 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 58.662′ N, 120° 38.281′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street near Reeds Turnpike, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 574 Main Street, Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Copperopolis (within shouting distance of this marker); Calaveras Telephone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Copperopolis (about 700 feet away); Congregational Church (about 700 feet away); Copperopolis Historical Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Copperopolis Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas McCarty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Copperopolis Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copperopolis.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Corner Saloon. Official website of the Saloon. Links to history, Black Bart and other interesting topics. Besure to click on the “CBS (Good Day Sacramento)” link to see the visit of a Sacramento morning news show. (Submitted on June 8, 2009.)
2. A Special Coca Cola Sign. Union Democrat article by Abbe Smith tells of the Coca-Cola advertisement sign mounted on the wall at the bar. The owner tracked down the model and had her autograph her photo. (Submitted on June 8, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.