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Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grass Valley Hardware

 
 
Grass Valley Hardware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Grass Valley Hardware Marker
Inscription.  Through the years of prospecting hydraulic and hardrock mining this hardware business, one of California’s, has served this community… in continuous operation at this site since
1854

 
Erected 1969 by Manzanita Parlor No. 29, N.D.G.W and Quarts Parlor No. 58, N.S.G.W.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 39° 13.118′ N, 121° 3.782′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Mill Street south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Mill Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alpha Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams Stationery Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Holbrooke Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Holbrooke Hotel
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By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. Grass Valley Hardware Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (about 300 feet away); The Old Post Office (about 400 feet away); The First Woman's Christian Temperance Union (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Grass Valley Hardware. From the Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley brochure:
Odd Fellows Hall and Grass Valley Hardware - Built in 1855, the hall in this three-building complex was first known as Parker's Hall, named after builder and merchant John Parker. One of the buildings housed Grass Valley Hardware Co. for more than a century, until the company closed in 1989. The Union newspaper began on the second floor of the Grass Valley Hardware building until 1864. The third building served as a bakery, grocery and dry goods outlet. Today the buildings house various shops.
 
Grass Valley Hardware Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
3. Grass Valley Hardware Building
Marker is seen in the center of the photo between the two buildings. The Grass Valley Hardware building is the one on the right behind that street light and American Flags.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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