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

The Greathouse/DeWitt Building

113 W. Miner St.

 
 
The Greathouse/DeWitt Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. The Greathouse/DeWitt Building Marker
Inscription. Southern sympathizers George and Ridgely Greathouse purchased this lot in 1858, and then resold it for $700 a year later. The ground floor of this presently existing building was constructed in 1859 of locally kilned brick, and housed new owner R.O. DeWitt’s pharmacy. The second floor was added two years later. W.G. Grant (a tailor) and J.W. Bird (a printer) partnered in 1901, and opened the Bird and Grant grocery store here. Offering home delivery twice a day, the proprietors also purchased much of the store’s produce from local gardeners, and acquired hides and furs from area trappers. The store closed in 1943, and was later remodeled for a fancy bar and eatery.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.895′ N, 122° 38.156′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 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); The Riddle Building (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas T. Delean Building (within
The Greathouse/DeWitt Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. The Greathouse/DeWitt Building Marker
shouting distance of this marker); 200, 202 W. Miner St. (within shouting distance of 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 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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