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

Edward Coleman House

 
 
Edward Coleman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
1. Edward Coleman House Marker
Inscription.  Edward Coleman built this house in 1866 and lived here, with his wife Luisa, until 1891. He was Pres/Supt of the Idaho Mine. Director of Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and owned interests in the Mohawk Lumber Company.
 
Erected 1996 by Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number Nev-01-96.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 39° 13.094′ N, 121° 3.878′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and Neal Street, on the right when traveling east on South Church Street. The marker is located on the South Church Street side of the building which is located on the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Neal 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 First Woman's Christian Temperance Union (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); The Holbrooke Hotel
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By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
2. Edward Coleman House and Marker
This side of the home faces South School Street.

Robert M. Wyckoff writes in his 1984 publication of Walking Tours and Twice Told Tales of Grass Valley that the home was a Bed & Breakfast known as the Murphy's Inn.
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(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Holbrooke Hotel (about 500 feet away); Madison Lodge No. 23 F. & A.M. (about 500 feet away); Grass Valley Hardware (about 500 feet away); The Alpha Building (about 500 feet away); Grass Valley Library (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Edward Coleman House. From the Nevada County Gold Grass Valley Walking Tour Brochure:
Coleman was involved in local mines and railroading, and built this lovely home in the 1860s. Home also owned by Joseph Weissbein, bank and mine owner, who was murdered at the Pittsburg Mine in 1915. The basic exterior has remained unchanged over the years. Now a private residence.
 
Edward Coleman House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
3. Edward Coleman House
The front of the home faces Neal Street.
This is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
Edward Coleman House image. Click for full size.
4. Edward Coleman House
From Thompson & West's History of Nevada County - 1880
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,725 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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