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

County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration

 
 
County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
1. County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration Marker
Inscription.
Board of Supervisors
John M. Caswell – District 1, William V.D. Johnson – District 2, Thomas M. Goodloe, Jr. – District 3, Raymond E. Lawyer, Chairman – District 4, Gerald E. Martin – District 5.
Robert Mason, Architect
Buettner-Carter, Denton & Assoc., General Contractor

 
Erected 1971.
 
Location. 38° 43.786′ N, 120° 47.962′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Touch for map. Marker is placed on the concrete footing of the light standard at the entrance to the El Dorado County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 495 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Maul (a few steps from this marker); Placerville (within shouting distance of this marker); Emigrant Jane (within shouting distance of this marker); Confidence Engine Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Confidence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglass – Hines Building Bricks
County of El Dorado Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2005
2. County of El Dorado Courthouse
Note marker below the barrel of the cannon
(within shouting distance of this marker); In Respectful Memory of Joseph M. Staples (within shouting distance of this marker); Fountain and Tallman Soda Works (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Courts: El Dorado County. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Gold Rush Chronicles: El Dorado County. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Stories in El Dorado County: El Dorado County Took Park in the Civil War!. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The Courthouse
The El Dorado County courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1910. All birth and death records were lost. Historical references to pioneers coming here during the Gold Rush can only be found in historical books or on pioneer cemetery grave markers of the time. Source: Western Living – History of El Dorado County
    — Submitted October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Back of the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
3. Back of the Courthouse

 
Additional keywords. Court Houses
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Cannon on Grounds of Courthouse - Left of Steps image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
4. Cannon on Grounds of Courthouse - Left of Steps
Plaque reads: Civil War Cannon, Placerville Post 108
Cannon on Grounds of Courthouse - Right of Steps image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
5. Cannon on Grounds of Courthouse - Right of Steps
Plaque reads: Civil War Cannon, Placerville Post No.108
County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2008
6. County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration Marker
Close-Up of artwork bordering the roof.
Artwork Above Front Entrance of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 2, 2008
7. Artwork Above Front Entrance of Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,057 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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