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Randsburg in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

D.T. Jones - Dry Goods

First Adobe Buidling In Town

 

—1895 Randsburg Centennial 1995 —

 
D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
1. D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Marker
Inscription. In October of 1897 Mr. Jones opened a dry good store in Randsburg. His building was wiped out in the great fire of May 1898, but saved most of his stock by placing it in a fireproof cellar. After the fire he immediately built a new adobe building which according George McPherson in his History of Randsburg, was the first adobe built in town. Based on the photo in Mr. McPherson’s history it is believed that this is the building. Approximately 5 feet was added to the front of this building in line with the rest of the buildings on Butte Ave. Mr. Jones was in business in 1899 but is not found listed after that. In April of 1900 it was reported that Dr. Nichols was occupying the building formerly used by Mr. Jones as a dry goods store. In the 1920's is also served an office for insurance agents and mining engineers. From 1930's to 1980's it served as the Postoffice.
[Editors Note: The mispellings and grammar errors are as appear on marker.]
 
Erected 1995 by Randsburg Desert Museum.
 
Location. 35° 22.086′ N, 117° 39.382′ W. Marker is in Randsburg, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Butte Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 169 Butte Avenue, Randsburg CA 93554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Marker left of the door. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
2. D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Marker left of the door.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randsburg Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Whitehouse Saloon (a few steps from this marker); The Joint (within shouting distance of this marker); Rand Mining District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Commerical Hotel (about 300 feet away); Randsburg, California (about 300 feet away); The Baltic Mine Project (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Randsburg (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randsburg.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
3. D.T. Jones - Dry Goods Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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