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

Eagle Cotage

 
 
Eagle Cotage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
1. Eagle Cotage Marker
Inscription. This wood frame building is a reproduction of a miners’ boarding house that stood on this site and was destroyed in the fire of July 10, 1854. Rebuilt, it was destroyed again in the fire of August 25, 1857. A third building burned in 1861 and the site was then mined for gold. This fourth version was built in 1961 and served as a boarding house for “University of the Pacific” drama students who produced stage productions at the Fallon House Theater until 1988. Today, the building is used for display, office space, storage and occasional meetings. The theater is operated by an independent production company. The spelling of “Eagle Cotage” has been a tradition since its original appearance in 1854.
 
Location. 38° 2.023′ N, 120° 24.093′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in Columbia State Historical Park. 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. Columbia Masonic Temple (a few steps from this marker); Site of Donnell & Parsons Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. Jesse M. Mayo
Eagle Cotage and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
2. Eagle Cotage and Marker
The marker is mounted between the double-door (two sets of windows) on the right and the single window to its left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Scraping the Rocks Clean (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hildreth Party (about 500 feet away); A Home for Immigrants (about 500 feet away); Wilson/McConnell House (about 600 feet away); Water, Precious as Gold (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional keywords. Boarding House
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Eagle Cotage image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
3. Eagle Cotage
 
 
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 318 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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