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Witherill Building

331, 333 W. Miner St.

 
 
Witherill Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Witherill Building Marker
Inscription.  The damage to this building in the great fire of 1871 was only $100, no doubt a result of its brick construction. Built by Abel Witherill in 1859 (the same year Yreka was illuminated by gas light), an assortment of short-lived businesses operated on the site until the Yreka Journal moved here in 1883. This generally Republican oriented newspaper published at this location until 1915 when the Siskiyou News bought the building. The News moved 26 years later, and Witherill’s building became a warehouse for a time before it provided space for several retail businesses including a steak house and fabric store. Today, the strong architecture of this Miner Street front depicts the strength and romance of the era in which the building was built.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 41° 43.926′ N, 122° 38.3′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of West Miner Street and South
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Oregon Street, on the left when traveling west on West Miner Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 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. Witherill/Winckler Building (here, next to this marker); Charles Bibend Building (a few steps from this marker); Peters & DeWitt Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Peters & DeWitt Building (a few steps from this marker); Chamberlain-Stimmel Building (a few steps from this marker); Bella Union Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Peters Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruehle Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Also see . . .  Witherill & Winckler Building abt. 1859 - Yreka History blogspot. This blogspot contains a number of articles on Yreka History. Scroll almost to the bottom of the page to find this article. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Witherill Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. Witherill Building Marker
This marker is on the right corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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