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Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Donnell & Parsons Building

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
1. Site of Donnell & Parsons Building Marker
Inscription. The firm of Donnell & Parsons built Columbia’s first brick building at this corner in April of 1853, a general store which carried a wide range of merchandise and provisions. The building survived a big fire in July, 1854 but was badly damaged by a greater fire in 1857. It was again saved in 1861 when fire destroyed many nearby buildings. The structure was torn down in 1866, and the site was mined in 1867.
 
Location. 38° 2.031′ N, 120° 24.067′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Main Street on Washington Street. Touch for map. This marker is in Columbia State Historical Park on Washington Street near the curve and transition into Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Cotage (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Scraping the Rocks Clean (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Jesse M. Mayo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Home for Immigrants (about
Site of Donnell & Parsons Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
2. Site of Donnell & Parsons Building Marker
400 feet away); Hildreth Party (about 400 feet away); Wilson/McConnell House (about 500 feet away); Water, Precious as Gold (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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