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Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wells Fargo Building

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2010
1. Wells Fargo Building Marker
Inscription. First structure on site built in 1851. Bar portion of building erected in 1856 as drug store. Wells Fargo Express Agency moved to store briefly in 1887. Two story section built in 1858, used as a general store. Easterly one story section built in 1898. Wells Fargo Express located next door 1884-1919.
Ginocchio family owned building from 1857 until sold to present owners. Dan Vukajlovich and Jim Smallfield opened Wells Fargo Club in 1955 and purchased building in 1965.
 
Erected 1983 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 20.899′ N, 120° 46.407′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted to the left of the entrance door to the Fargo Bar. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Main Street, Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Hotel & Odd Fellows Hall Lodge #36 (here, next to this marker); Dr. Sharp's Drug, Ginocchio's Store (here, next to
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By Syd Whittle, February 21, 2010
2. Wells Fargo Building Marker
this marker); Wells Fargo & Co. Express and Banking Office (here, next to this marker); Site of 1852 Louisiana House (a few steps from this marker); Rocca's Hall, Theatre, Arena (a few steps from this marker); The Louisiana House (within shouting distance of this marker); Webb Building & Old Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangman's Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Wells Fargo History. In 1852 Henry Wells and William Fargo founded Wells, Fargo & Co. to serve the West. The new company offered banking – buying gold, selling paper bank drafts as good as gold – and express – rapid delivery of the gold and anything else valuable. (Submitted on February 23, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2010
3. Wells Fargo Building
The building on the right, with the marker to the left of entrance door, is the original one-story section built in 1856 as a drug store.

The three-story building on the left is the Oddfellows Hall, site of a second Wells Fargo marker. See Nearby "Wells Fargo & Co. Express and Banking" marker for additional information.
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By Syd Whittle, February 21, 2010
4. Wells Fargo Building
This two-story section, built in 1858, faces Water Street.
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By Syd Whittle, February 21, 2010
5. Wells Fargo Building
The easterly one-story section, formerly the Wells Fargo Restaurant, was added in 1898. It also faces Water Street.
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By Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, circa 1925
6. Wells Fargo Building
Library of Congress - HABS CAL,3-JACSO,4-

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,283 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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