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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coloma’s Largest Brick Store

(Site of)

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
1. Coloma’s Largest Brick Store Marker
Inscription. A large brick building measuring 50 feet by 65 feet, was built here in 1856. Two older frame structures were demolished and were sorely missed by the “old-timers” of that day. The brick for this store probably came from a brickyard 2 miles south of here. The store was demolished in 1877 by Robert Chalmers; he used the brick at the Vineyard House and then leased this ground to Chinese miners.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 47.973′ N, 120° 53.402′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on State Highway 49, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Site and marker are located within the bounderies of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odd Fellows Hall (a few steps from this marker); Kane House (a few steps from this marker); Sierra Nevada House (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Bell's Store (within
Coloma’s Largest Brick Store Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 7, 2008
2. Coloma’s Largest Brick Store Site and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Coloma Breweries (within shouting distance of this marker); County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
 
Regarding Coloma’s Largest Brick Store. Also see: The Sierra Nevada House marker and all nearby markers for additional information regarding Coloma.
 
Also see . . .  California Biographies: Robert Chalmers. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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