Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Williams Stationery Store
[Editors Note: The two different spellings of “Sylvester” are in the marker text]
Erected 2000 by Grand Parlor - Native Sons of the Golden West.
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° 13.15′ N, 121° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Main 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. Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alpha Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grass Valley Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Holbrooke Hotel (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holbrooke Hotel (about 300 feet away); The Old Post Office (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Regarding Williams Stationery Store. From the Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley brochure:
This building was erected in 1854-55 as a mercantile and grocery business. It was known as Jenkins Variety Store for 47 years until 1949 when Floyd and Elton Williams purchased the business. Elton and Helen Williams bought the building and business in 1971.
Also see . . . Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley. Published by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, this brochure (Submitted on October 16, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.