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Brimskill Building

 
 
Brimskill Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
1. Brimskill Building Marker
Inscription.  Built by Edward Brimskill 1849-1851. Rear section built 1849. Iron shutters a protection from fire and robbers, imported from Scotland. Used in early days as general store and miners supply. Wells Fargo maintained desk room here for many years and shipped thousands of dollars of gold from here. One of the best preserved buildings in California of the gold rush era. Said to be oldest building in Nevada Co
 
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitus, Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart, Chapter No. 10.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 39° 21.535′ N, 120° 47.989′ W. Marker is in Washington, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Washington Road, on the right when traveling east. The Brimskill Building and marker are located opposite the Washington Hotel. The marker is behind a metal gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
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this postal address: 15435 Washington Road, Washington CA 95986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kohler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Elementary School (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Washington (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ormonde (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nevada City Road - Opposite Washington Diggings (approx. 2.9 miles away); Emigrant Trail to Nevada City (approx. 3 miles away); The History of This Area (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
 
Brimskill Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. Brimskill Building Marker
Brimskill Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 19, 2010
3. Brimskill Building
Brimskill Building, rear section. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 19, 2010
4. Brimskill Building, rear section.
Brimskill Building Vintage Postcard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eastman Studio, Susanville, Ca
5. Brimskill Building Vintage Postcard
"One of the many old buildings remaining in this most historic of the old towns of the west is the Brinnskill Building. It was built about 1849-50 and was used at one time as a Wells Fargo station. Showing in the background is a school building constructed in 1905."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5. submitted on February 5, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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