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Placerville in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Henrietta Penrod Museum

 
 
Henrietta Penrod Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
1. Henrietta Penrod Museum Marker
Inscription. Originally constructed as the Magnolia Saloon in the 1860's, the building was partially damaged by a fire that destroyed the community's businesses in August 1899. Located on the town square, the saloon was rebuilt in 1900 allowing it to continue service at the heart of the community until the 1930's.
Henrietta Penrod later purchased the decaying structure intending to restore the saloon. Through her efforts and those of other civic-mined residents the building was renovated. Penrod sold the Magnolia to the City of Placerville for the sum of $1 and a promise to establish it as a museum.
The museum now contains artifacts, pictures and records recalling life in one of Southern Idaho's most important communities. In September 1894 (sic), the Henrietta Penrod Museum was selected as a Contributory Property and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2007 by Placerville Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Snake River Outpost No. 1811 of Lucinda J. Sanders Chapter No. 1881.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 43° 56.58′ N, 115° 56.724′ W. Marker is in Placerville, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is at the intersection
Henrietta Penrod Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
2. Henrietta Penrod Museum and Marker
of Standifer Road and Granite Street, on the right when traveling north on Standifer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Placerville ID 83666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boise Basin Mercantile Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Fiddlers Murdered at Ophir Creek (approx. mile away); The Impounded Payette (approx. 8.4 miles away); Snake Brigades & "Fur Deserts" (approx. 8.4 miles away); Idaho Territorial Penitentiary (approx. 9.7 miles away); Pest House and County Jail (approx. 9.7 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Masonic Temple (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Henrietta Penrod Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
3. Henrietta Penrod Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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