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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The National Hotel

 
 
The National Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
1. The National Hotel Marker
Inscription. This hotel, one of the oldest in continuous operation west of the Rockies, opened for business in August, 1856. Originally known as The “Bicknell Block”. The structure consists of three common-walled buildings of simple brick construction embellished with classic revival and wrought iron railing ornamentation.
 
Erected 1976 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Nevada County Landmarks Commission, June 30, 1976. (Marker Number 899.)
 
Location. 39° 15.745′ N, 121° 1.076′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Broad Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Exchange Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Hydraulic Gold Mining 21-Inch Gate Valve (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monitor (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaft Drill Core
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
2. The National Hotel
Marker is mounted on the wall left of the window displaying "National Hotel"
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Flagg Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kidd & Knox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonry in the Gold County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Regarding The National Hotel. The National Hotel is a registered historical landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places; as State of California Historical Landmark #899; a Nevada City Historical Location; Nevada County Point of Interest and the Register of Historic California Business.

In 2006 the hotel was featured in the Hallmark Production seen on the Hallmark Channel A Christmas Card, with John Newton, Alice Evans and Ed Asner.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Highway 49: History of Nevada City. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The National Hotel. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Nevada County History. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords.
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
3. The National Hotel
Gold Rush
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
The National Hotel Window image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
4. The National Hotel Window
Interior Staircase of The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2006
5. Interior Staircase of The National Hotel
National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Eastman's Studio, Nevada City, Ca.
6. National Hotel
NATIONAL HOTEL
Nevada City, California
The oldest continuously operated hotel in California
Picured is an early view of the National Hotel
The National Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Frasher Foto
7. The National Hotel
Description of Postcard:
HISTORIC NATIONAL HOTEL
In the early "sixties" it was the headquarters for stage lines to the Boom Camps far and near and "was only 18 hours" by stage to far away Virginia City. NEVADA CITY California "on the historic Mother Lode"
Plaque Located in the Parking Lot of the Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
8. Plaque Located in the Parking Lot of the Hotel

Ladies of the Evening
To commemorate that ubiquitous segment of society who have been unacknowledged: who though obscure made an essential contribution to the settlement of the west.
Dedicated October 7, 1972 by
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart
Chapter No. 10 E Clampus Vitus
Nevada City, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   8. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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