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

Claverie Building

 
 
Claverie Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
1. Claverie Building Marker
Inscription. Shortly after the fire of August, 1857, this one-story brick structure was built by three Frenchmen; L. Claverie, Charles Meysan, and Victor Pinchard. After their partnership dissolved in 1861, Meysan owned the building until 1869. He sold it to Sun Lun Sing and it became known as the “The Old China Store”. This formerly French section of town became a predominantly Chinese area. By the mid-1870s a Joss House and Chinese theater adjoined the Claverie Building.
 
Location. 38° 2.185′ N, 120° 24.021′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Main Street (Italian Bar Road), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in Columbia State Historical Park between Jackson and Pacific Streets. 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. A Cosmopolitan Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Bixel Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burns Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bountiful Place to Live (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water, Precious as Gold
Claverie Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
2. Claverie Building and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Prosper Rocher Brewery (about 400 feet away); Wilson/McConnell House (about 400 feet away); James Wood Coffroth (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Claverie Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
3. The Claverie Building
The Claverie Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
4. The Claverie Building
 
 
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 479 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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