Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Charles J. Poppe Building
Dry Goods & General Merchandise Store
Glen Ellen Post Office
First built of wood in 1883
Destroyed by fire in 1905
Rebuilt of stone with two stories in 1906
Damaged in 1906 Earthquake
Rebuilt with three stories in 1907 top two stories of wood
Glen Ellen Historical Society, October 12, 1996
Erected 1996 by Glen Ellen Historical Society.
Location. 38° 21.749′ N, 122° 31.563′ W. Marker is in Glen Ellen, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Arnold Drive and London Ranch Road, on the left when traveling north on Arnold Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Ellen CA 95442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glen Ellen Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Jack London Historical State Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); "The Main Building" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Horse Power and Manure (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jack London Had A Dream (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jack London experimented Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Winery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Ellen.
Regarding Charles J. Poppe Building. The July 6, 1905 morning edition of the Los Angeles Herald carried a front page AP story of the Glen Ellen fire that destroyed the building. The article in its entirety: "Glen Ellen Visited by Disastrous Fire
Sonoma, Cal., July 5.- Fire broke out in Glen Ellen last night about 9 o'clock and a block in the main part of town was entirely destroyed. Losers were Charles Poppe, residence and postoffice; A.M. Hoffman, store and residence; J. Martins, saloon; Charles Payne, residence. The fire originated in the kitchen of Payne's residence. The loss is several thousand dollars."
Also see . . . Sonoma County Biographies. Transcriptions of biographies of notable 19th and early 20th Century Sonoma County residents, this transcribed from Tourney's biography of Poppe in History of Sonoma County, California: "Charles J. Poppe, a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families Sonoma county, has engaged in merchandising (Submitted on January 15, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 774 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.