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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Branch Saloon/Bingham's Jewelrey/Seligman Building/Ewing Building

Collins Auto Parts/Placerville Clothing

 
 
Placerville Clothing Co. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 9, 2010
1. Placerville Clothing Co. Building Marker
Inscription.
Branch Saloon
Bingham’s Jewelry
Seligman Building
Ewing Building
Collins Auto Parts
Placerville Clothing

A log building owned by C.C. Williams once stood on the western portion of this lot. In 1853 thirsty miners stopped here for a drink at Mrs. Little’s Branch Saloon. For a short time, Bingham’s Jewelry crafted gold into keepsakes at this location.

As the town grew with the increased presence women, so did the demand for quality clothing. According to the December 2, 1854 issue of The Mountain Democrat, brothers L. and A. Seligman “ at a very great expense erected a spacious and elegant fireproof building – an ornament to the city ” divided into two splendid store rooms. They filled one store with a variety of quality lady’s goods from “ The Muslin’s of Lowell to the most delicate fabrics from China to Pursia.” They stocked the other store with gentlemen’s goods of all description- from Brogane up to the finest French cloth suits.

Proprietors of later years marketed auto parts, yarn and needlework and offered professional services. Today, Placerville Clothing followed in the footsteps of the Seligman Brothers by offering shoppers an assortment of high quality clothing.
 
Erected by El Dorado County
Placerville Clothing Co. Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 9, 2010
2. Placerville Clothing Co. Building and Marker
Heritage Association.
 
Location. 38° 43.713′ N, 120° 48.127′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles east of Pacific Streeet (California Route 49), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forum Café / Union Hotel / United States Trio Hall / The Forum Café / The Blue Bell Café (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangmans Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph Jewelers (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Unfortunates Hanged (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Old Town Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis and Roy News Depot / Shelley Inch Building / Placerville News Company (about 400 feet away); Snowshoe Thompson (about 400 feet away); Placerville Pony Express (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is called a tombstone marker and is provided by the EL Dorado County Heritage Association.
 
Regarding Branch Saloon/Bingham's Jewelrey/Seligman Building/Ewing Building.
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the El Dorado County Historical Museum
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Factual changes to the information stated in the last paragraph of the marker text:
...Proprietors of later years marketed auto parts (Collins), yarn and needlework (Placerville Yarn & Needleworks) and offered professional services (computer store). Placerville Clothing followed in the footsteps of the Seligman Brothers by offering shoppers an assortment of high quality clothing. Today, Tree House offers seasonal and unique decorations for both inside and outside the home.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Rear View of Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 9, 2010
4. Rear View of Buildings
The view of the buildings on this block as seen from Stage Coach Alley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2013, by Steven Kris Payne of Diamond Springs, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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