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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Placer County Hospital

219 Maple Street, Auburn, California

 
 
First Placer County Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Geschke, Auburn Parlor NSGW
1. First Placer County Hospital Marker
Inscription. This building first constructed in 1852, opened on September 22, 1855 as the first Placer County Hospital. In 1890 the building was badly damaged by fire. At the time, the upstairs was the residence and gallery of photographer J.M. Jacobs and the dental offices of Dr. J.C. Hawver, also a spelunker and photographer, who with W.W. Banbrock, another photographer in Jacobs' gallery, produced many of the early photos and postcards of Auburn and Placer County. Placer County Hospital, which by then accepted private patients, was reestablished where the Auburn Town Center now stands and operated through 1974. J.M. Jacobs rebuilt, and the Jacobs family owned the building until 1957, and Placer County owned it until 2004, when it was purchased by the Old Town Auburn Preservation Society. The building is still listed o the National Register as the Jacobs House, and has a new life as the Gold Country Medical History Museum.
 
Erected 2008 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Duane R. Gavin, Grand President. (Marker Number 2008-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.8′ N, 121° 4.688′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California
First Placer County Hospital Building image. Click for full size.
By Dave Geschke, Auburn Parlor NSGW
2. First Placer County Hospital Building
, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Commercial Street, on the left when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 Maple Street, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawyers Row (here, next to this marker); Old Masonic Hall Erected 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Willment General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Native Sons Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Placer Press (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (within shouting distance of this marker); Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
More about this marker. The marker is to the left of the front door.
 
Also see . . .  Gold Country Medical History Museum. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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