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Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

I.O.O.F. Building

(International Order of Odd Fellows)

— 107, 117 W. Miner St. —

 
 
I.O.O.F. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. I.O.O.F. Building Marker
Inscription.  I.O.O.F. Yreka Lodge #19 was instituted in 1853 and has been at this location since that date. Multiple transactions in ownership and lot size and shape occurred before two, one-story brick buildings were erected on this site. These buildings provided the foundations for the I.O.O.F.’s second story meeting hall. After the fire of 1871, the entire building was rebuilt using the undamaged brick walls. The vault in McConnell and McManus’ ground level store provided a safe place to keep several kegs of powder that escaped the blaze without igniting. The Odd Fellows acquired sole ownership of the entire building in 1897 and rented space to may different establishments through the years, including a drug store business, which commenced in 1935 and operated under various owners until it finally closed in early 1990.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 41° 43.896′ N, 122° 38.165′ W. Marker
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is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street near South Broadway Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (a few steps from this marker); The Riddle Building (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Yreka (within shouting distance of this marker); 204 W. Miner St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennie B. Nichols Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colton Theater Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Also see . . .  The "Y-D" ~ The Yreka Drug Store - Yreka History blogspot. This blogspot contains a number of articles on Yreka History. Scroll about 1/5th of the way down the page to find this article. (Submitted on November 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
I.O.O.F. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. I.O.O.F. Building Marker
The marker is below the I.O.O.F. sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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