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Roseville, California Historical Markers

 
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By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
Bank of Italy Building Marker
California (Placer County), Roseville — Bank of Italy Building
Original site of Clark Home 1886 – 1907 Site of Roseville Banking & Trust Co. 1907 -1920 Acquired by Bank of Italy 1920 Present building constructed For Bank of America 1927 Occupied until 1966 Roseville Press Tribune . . . — Map (db m37168) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Barker Hotel
The Barker is the last of four hotels to occupy this site. First occupied by the Roseville Hotel-1870, later sold for six-wagons-and-a-mule, replaced by Ross House-1891 and the Western Hotel-1899.

The Barker Hotel & Bar opened-1911 and . . . — Map (db m135428) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — Benito Juarez1807 - 1872
President of Mexico 1858-1872 Successfully led his country against the Empire of Maximilian and pronounced these immortal words: "The respect for the rights of others is peace" Donated by Alberto and Carmen Heredia and Family Dedicated . . . — Map (db m91373) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Carnegie Museum
First public library of Roseville Opened October 12, 1912 Property donated by A.B. McRae — Map (db m143968) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Chicago West Building
Between 1916 and 1924, a series of costly and destructive fires leveled many of the original wooden structures on Roseville's north side. Built in the 1920's by J.H. Herring, this brick structure rose during a wave of rebuilding that followed . . . — Map (db m91389) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Eagles Hall
Built in 1912, various businesses have occupied this building over the years, including Placer Savings, the Rainbow Club, Schmidt's Delicatessen and Dutra Liquors. Known as Gordon Hall, the upstairs became a popular gathering place used by . . . — Map (db m91386) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Farlow Building
1868 - Original Site of the B.W. Neff Residence 1927-Built by Fred Farlow known as the "Farlow Block" Early occupants: Ground Floor: Citizens Bank, Richardson Store for Men, Bennett's Pharmacy 2nd Floor occupied by Dr. Leo Barusch, . . . — Map (db m143600) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Garbolino Building
Site of Davis Hotel, built 1909.

Housed railroaders - destroyed 1930.

In 1932, Ed Garbolino erected present building for Hanford Crocker Chevrolet until 1964.

Occupied by Boni Music to 1984.

Kendall's Allwood Furniture opened . . . — Map (db m143599) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — Haman House
Built in 1909 for William Haman, manager of the Roseville Winery. Mr. Haman was elected to Roseville's first city council in 1908; he was also a Placer County Supervisor. After his death in 1935, his second wife, Alice, a school teacher, . . . — Map (db m135915) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Incorporation
By 1905, Roseville consisted of a small handful of nondescript buildings huddled closely together around the railroad. Population had stabilized at 250. The Southern Pacific, successors to the Central Pacific Railroad, announced its intention to . . . — Map (db m135430) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — 4 — Lest We Forget
This monument has been erected to honor the memory of eleven local railroad workers who met untimely deaths in a tragic train accident between Roseville and Lincoln on April 8, 1935. Louis Apostolas • Arnold Caballero • Sam Darras • Tony Espinoza . . . — Map (db m37235) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Maidu Interpretive Center
Petroglyph Area “Petro” means rock, “Glyph” means writing. Archeologists speculate that pre-historic cultures used petroglyphs to depict aspects of ceremonial significance. These petroglyphs, which are carved in . . . — Map (db m23427) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Masonic Hall and Roseville Theater Building
1872 – Rocklin Masonic Lodge No. 222 organized.

1912 -Roseville Masonic Lodge No. 432 organized.

1919 - After railroad operations moved from Rocklin to Roseville, the lodges consolidated into Roseville Lodge No. 222.

1920 . . . — Map (db m143780) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — McRae BuildingBuilt 1908
The “McRae Opera House” on the upper floor was Roseville’s main social hall through the 1920’s – being used for meetings, plays and dances. It was here that town meetings which led to Roseville’s incorporation were held. For a time . . . — Map (db m37162) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Minard Building
1873-1910 Site of Roseville's first school

1920 Hawkin Brothers erected an automotive repair building

1949 Acquired and remodeled by Minard and De Wood

1999 Major renovation by the Minard family

Special recognition . . . — Map (db m143778) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — Onyx Club
1908 - Building built by A.B. Broyer and operated as a furniture store. 1014 - Purchased by M.B. Johnson and operated as a hardware store. 1936 - Purchased by Ulisse Gemignani and Louie Milani, opened as the Onyx Saloon . . . — Map (db m37164) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Railroad Hobbies Building119 Vernon Street
1907 Site of one of Roseville's first auto garage 1910 Re-modeled to be the Doris Theater 1912-1913 Daytime use for Roseville High classes 1914-1922 Saugstad Brothers Automotive Garage 1932 Building destroyed by fire 1939-1960 . . . — Map (db m91390) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — 2 — Reuben F. Nelson FootbridgeRoseville Historical Society Marker No. 2
Across this footbridge situated high above Roseville's Southern Pacific railroad yards passed untold thousands of Pacific Fruit Express employees on their way to work at the world''s largest artificial ice plant. In disuse since 1974 when the . . . — Map (db m136168) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — 780-1 — RosevilleFirst Transcontinental Railroad
Central Pacific graders reached Junction, now Roseville, on November 23, 1863, crossing the line of the California Central, which began building northward from Folsom in May 1858. That line was abandoned in 1868. CP’s track reached Junction April . . . — Map (db m11079) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville - Placer County Vietnam Memorial
In honor of the Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy Veterans of Placer County who served their country proudly in The Vietnam Conflict. 1961 – 1973 Lance Corporal Bruce Wayne Brace – Marines • Specialist 5 Danny Kaye Rich . . . — Map (db m37142) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — 1 — Roseville Carnegie Library
Concerned by the lack of adequate library facilities in 1910, the Women’s Improvement Club convinced the City Board of Trustees to contribute $2,000 and to apply to Andrew Carnegie for a $10,000 grant which they received on April 25, 1911. The land . . . — Map (db m40182) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville Junction Monument
The Roseville Junction Monument derives its name from two sources of inspiration. First, it reflects the name of the town in the 1860's. Roseville was the intersection between local rail lines and was appropriately called "Junction.” . . . — Map (db m143583) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville Korean War Veterans Memorial
[Column 1:] Albert Ace • Louis Alvarez • Harlin Amick • Rollin Amick • Joseph Andrade • Ralph L. Andrade • Reyes Andrade • John Arivo • Larry Arnett • Julian Assad • Eddie Astill • Manfred Astill* Lowell Baggett • Tony Basque • . . . — Map (db m52762) WM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville The Beginning
The story of Roseville's "Old Town" had its beginnings in the aftermath of the fabled California gold rush when discouraged gold seekers left the mineral regions to take up farming along the rich creek bottom lands of south western Placer County. . . . — Map (db m135429) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville Tribune and Register Building
Built in 1915 as Roseville''s first funeral parlor.

Acquired in 1924 by the Brill family to house the Roseville Register-Tribune our local newspaper until 1947.

Operated from 1947-1998 as Roseville Printing. Acquired in 1998 by Donald . . . — Map (db m135935) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville V.F.W. Post 1661 Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Our Heroic Dead Manfred W. Astill • George W. Baker • Joseph A. Bews • Gerald F. Bush • Alyn W. Butler • Gregory Collins • Thomas W. Dorsey • William Ely • Joaquin M. Gayaldo • James R. Goddard • Charles W. Gray • Claude . . . — Map (db m91370) WM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the service men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice in the wars of The U.S.A. — Map (db m37144) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — 3 — Roseville’s First City Hall
In April 1909, the newly incorporated City of Roseville leased the upper level of the historic two story J.D. Pratt, later William Sawtell, store building at the corner of Pacific and Lincoln Streets for use as the town’s first City Hall. Rent . . . — Map (db m37174) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — Roseville's First Hospital
Original Site

Roseville's First Hospital

Site of two story brick residence of Roseville pioneer John Doyle's Family - built 1890.

Later utilized as a private hospital For J.L. Fanning, M.D.

1954- Building razed and . . . — Map (db m135934) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — Southern Pacific Railroad No. 2252 Steam Locomotive
In the early 1900s a decision by Southern Pacific Railroad to relocate the regional operations to this area helped turn a small town once known as Junction into the City of Roseville. Locomotive 2252 is a symbol of this history and of the social and . . . — Map (db m37150) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — The Owl Club Building
Built in 1920 for a grocery store operated by Louis Manfredi.

In 1925, the Gee family opened a Chinese restaurant on the 2nd floor, operating it until 1978.

In 1934, Frank Vincent converted the Market to the "Owl Club."

In . . . — Map (db m135916) HM

California (Placer County), Roseville — The Roseville Methodist Church
The oldest section of this church, built in 1882-1883, was Roseville's first ecclesiastical structure. Dedication ceremonies for the church were held March 4, 1883. — Map (db m143585) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — The SPMW 7221 (SPMW 221) Rotary Snow Plow
The first suecessful rotary plow was designed by Canadian Orang Jull. Jull hired the Leslie Brothers to build the first model with the first tests conducted in the winter of 1883-84. The Leslies soon purchased the manufacturing rights to the plow . . . — Map (db m135381) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — The West HouseBuilt in 1907
Built by F. B. Rossi for George West in 1907

Leased and sold to Avano Frediani in 1917, as a hotel and tavern business, and continuously operated by the Frediani family for 81 years.

Extensive remodeling was completed in . . . — Map (db m143777) HM


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