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The Old Vet’s Building - Placerville, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 43.758 W 120° 47.885
10S E 691402 N 4289039
Quick Description: A plaque at the Told veterans building.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 7:05:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM96RK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
"In 1852 Phillip L. Platt preempted a ½ quarter section here. He erected a log building for the lodging of miners. He named his hotel The Kossuth House. Dr. Platt died in 1853. His widow sold the property to Anna W. Clark for $200 in 1856. She was still owner of record on the town site map of 1872. In 1923, the County of El Dorado purchased the property from Marcus P. Bennett, a very notable and highly respected Superior Court Judge for the sum of $1100. The property was purchased by the county to erect a building to serve as the American Legion Hall for Post No.119. The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce occupied this building beginning in 1972 after the Legion had moved to Veterans Memorial Hall.

The Native Sons of the Golden West dedicate this building, which houses The Chamber of Commerce to the memory of the Pioneer Businessmen of Placerville in the 1850’s. Some of the most notable are John M. Studebaker; Phillip P. Armour; and Abraham and Rudolph Seligman."
Group that erected the marker: Native Sons of the Golden West

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
542 Main Street, Placerville
Placerville, CA USA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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