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

City Meat Market

319 W. Miner St.

 
 
City Meat Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
1. City Meat Market Marker
Inscription. The City Meat Market was owned and operated by various individuals since its first owner, Charles Herzog, put up the building in 1854. Through the years innovations such as a horsepower apparatus to run the sausage machine (1867), lowered the price to reduce competition (1875), screens on the doors to keep flies out (1892), and the addition of an ice plant in 1897 helped to keep business thriving and modern. The great fire of 1871 did not destroy the market, but the explosion of a coal oil lamp ignited a blaze in 1899 that caused major damage. Owners Wurster and Metzger hired traveling artist A. Cedros in 1911 to paint wall murals to enhance the interior. These paintings exist today even though the City Meat Market closed its doors to the public in 1973.
 
Erected by City of Yreka.
 
Location. 41° 43.918′ N, 122° 38.268′ W. Marker is in Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on West Miner Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 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. A different marker also named City Meat Market (here, next to this marker); Wetzel Building (here, next
City Meat Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2013
2. City Meat Market Marker
Marker on the left.
to this marker); Cleland and Hoyt Building (a few steps from this marker); Brown-Nickell-Authenrieth Building (a few steps from this marker); Henry Egbert Building (a few steps from this marker); Bella Union Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Livingston and Brothers Building (a few steps from this marker); Franco American Hotel Building (a few steps from 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 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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