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Near Tres Pinos in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cottage Corners

 
 
Cottage Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
1. Cottage Corners Marker
Inscription. First saloon serving steam beer in this area. Has been here for over 100 years. Owned and operated for many years by Steve Kaelin. Presently owned by Lydia C. and Ray L. Dassel.
 
Erected 1976 by E Clampus Vitus, Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 46.29′ N, 121° 18.641′ W. Marker is near Tres Pinos, California, in San Benito County. Marker can be reached from Airline Highway (California Route 25). Touch for map. This marker is located in San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8298 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos CA 95075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmtag Cutting Shed (here, next to this marker); 19th Hole Rendevous (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel (approx. 1.5 miles away); New Idria Mine (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tres Pinos/Paicines (approx. 3.5 miles away); Vineyard School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Limekiln Monorail (approx. 5.5 miles away); State Theatre (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tres Pinos.
 
More about this marker.
Cottage Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
2. Cottage Corners Marker
Just to the left of the doors to the bar.
When this marker was erected in 1976 The Cottage was still in business at the corner of San Felipe and Wright Roads. The Cottage has since closed and the building has been moved to the grounds of the San Benito Historical Park, approximately 2 miles south of Tres Pinos off of Highway 25 and has been restored.
 
Also see . . .  Story of the Cottage Bar. The history and different names of the Cottage Corners bar from 1896 to its restoration at the San Benito County history park nearly 100 years later. (Submitted on October 27, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.) 
 
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The Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
3. The Cottage
The Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
4. The Cottage
The marker is to the left of the entrance, in the shadows.
Cottage Corners at the original location image. Click for full size.
San Benito County Historical Society, circa 1995
5. Cottage Corners at the original location
Cottage Corner bar just before it was moved in 1995.
Cottage Corners moving day image. Click for full size.
San Benito Historical Society, October 9, 1995
6. Cottage Corners moving day
The building on the road to its new home at the historical park.
Cottage Corners wine selection image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
7. Cottage Corners wine selection
Some vintage wines on display inside the Cottage Corners bar.
1917 Letter About Missing Shipment Of Whiskey. image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
8. 1917 Letter About Missing Shipment Of Whiskey.
Part of the liquor memorabilia housed in the Cottage Corners bar, this letter refers to a missing shipment of whiskey that disappeared in transit in 1917.
Beer, Wine and Hard liquor Bottles. image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
9. Beer, Wine and Hard liquor Bottles.
Seen here, 3 bottles in a collection of about 20 different vintage beer, wine and liquor bottles on display in the Cottage Corners bar. Some of the old wine bottles have never been opened, but have evaporated down to just a few ounces.
Back Room at Cottage Corners image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 25, 2014
10. Back Room at Cottage Corners
Restored as a spartan living quarters in the back room with turn of the century bed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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