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Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Riddle Building

112 W. Miner St.

 
 
The Riddle Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
1. The Riddle Building Marker
Inscription. Although a city park today, this lot was previously home to several early Yreka buildings, the last being brick which was erected by J.W. Riddle six years after the great fire of 1871. Riddle planned to lease the basement of his general merchandise store to local farmers for grain storage, so he laid a fine sandstone floor to facilitate the idea. Through the years a number of businesses occupied the building including several saloons, a tailor shop, bakery, soda works, pool hall and a taxi station. But the Golden Eagle Drug store, which opened in 1927 and later became Cumming’s Drug, operated continuously for 56 years until the building burned in July of 1990.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.905′ N, 122° 38.162′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of West Miner Street and North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west on West Miner Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Miner Street, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. I.O.O.F. Building (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (a few steps from this marker);
The Riddle Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 20, 2013
2. The Riddle Building Marker
The marker is on the trellis to the right of the clock, in the shade.
The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (a few steps from this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); 204 W. Miner St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Yreka (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennie B. Nichols Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colton Theater Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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