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

Wheeler Building

 
 
Wheeler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 11, 2011
1. Wheeler Building Marker
[Lower Left Photo caption:]
The sons of Norman E. Wheeler (shown here on the wagon in front of the Levaggi Empire Store) sold a range of items including their own smoked hams cured out back. The Wheeler building housed the town grocery store and many other businesses until 1975, when it was converted by Norman V. Wheeler (Lesterís son) and wife Molly to office space. The current renovation began in 2004 and included restoring the full store front windows to face Main Street and rediscovering the red fir floors. Plymouth Economic Development Historical Sign Project
Inscription. The Wheeler Brothers Store was founded by Lester Wheeler and his brother Verne in 1924, and was originally across the street. In 1928 they moved to this location (at left) eventually replacing the smaller store and a saloon next to it with a hand-built brick building in 1938. the support posts and the floor are hewn from virgin red fir, and the basement still houses the well that once provided natural spring water to customers.
 
Erected by Plymouth Economic Development Historical Sign Project.
 
Location. 38° 28.866′ N, 120° 50.89′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Main Street west of California Highway 49, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9393 Main Street, Plymouth CA 95669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Arcade Bar (a few steps from this marker); City of Plymouth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Entrance (about 500 feet away); Benny Brown Arena (approx. 0.4 miles away); Plymouth Consolidated Mines (approx.
Wheeler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 11, 2011
2. Wheeler Building Marker
Marker is mounted on the front of the building. It is seen under the green umbrella in this view.
0.4 miles away); Drytown (approx. 2.7 miles away); Salute to Early Amador Miners (approx. 2.8 miles away); Early Day Butcher Shop (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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