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

Jennie B. Nichols Building

(The Baldwin Block)

 

ó200-208 W. Miner St. ó

 
Jennie B. Nichols Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. Jennie B. Nichols Building Marker
Inscription. Romanís Bookstore and Newspaper Emporium was the first business to inhabit a building that was constructed on this site in 1859. The building burned, along with much of the town, on July 4, 1871, when a fire was started in this block by careless handling of firecrackers. Several times by 1878 this parcel and two adjoining others had sold as a unit. The newest owner hired a contractor to build “a block of brick stores.” During the construction project, Jennie B. Nichols purchased the property and referred to it as the “Baldwin Block” in honor of her father J.T. Baldwin. The businesses that have occupied the site have been as varied as the citizens of Yreka, and have served the community for over 130 years.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.911′ N, 122° 38.192′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 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. The Colton Theater Building (here, next to this marker); 204 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); Yreka
Jennie B. Nichols Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. Jennie B. Nichols Building Marker
The marker is on the right side of the center building.
(a few steps from this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (a few steps from this marker); W.W. Powers Building (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (a few steps from this marker); Guilbert Building (a few steps from this marker); Hugo Miller 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 227 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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