Shasta in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Coyle-Foster Barn in its Heyday
This barn was built in the late 1850s by Thomas and Mary Coyle. It originally stood in the old Trinity Center and was used to shelter horses at the Holland House Hotel, on the road to Oregon.
Rescued From Destruction
In 1959, when flooding of old Trinity Center was imminent with the building of Trinity Dam, the owner of the barn, William Foster, Jr., donated it to the state. The barn was carefully dismantled and reassembled on this site. Go inside to see the long original beams and mortise and tenon joints secured with wooden pegs.
Erected by Shasta State Historic Park.
Location. 40° 35.96′ N, 122° 29.455′ W. Marker is in Shasta, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from Mackley Alley, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shasta CA 96087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coyle-Foster Barn (a few steps from this marker); Gallows (within shouting distance of this marker); “Stage Drivers’ Plaque” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Star Lodge No. 2 Western Star Lodge No. 2 (about 300 feet away); Noble’s Trail (about 300 feet away); Shasta County Court House (about 400 feet away); Shasta (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shasta.
More about this marker. The Coyle-Foster Barn is located at Shasta State Historic Park in an area behind the Visitors Center.
Categories. • Agriculture •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.