Copperopolis Armory - Copperopolis, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 37° 58.550 W 120° 38.150
10S E 707650 N 4205770
Quick Description: The Copperopolis Armory stands at the south end of town in a group of three National Register buildings. The other two are the Honigsberger Store and Reed's Store.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2009 6:14:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM74WH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque on the building reads:

Cooperopolis Armory, built by public subscription in 1866 for 8,000 dollars, was used by the Union Guard for enlisting and training troops. In 1868 it was sold to the Copperopolis Armory Hall Association for 800 dollars in gold and was used for Congregational and Methodist Church services, public meetings, balls and rallies.

The property was purchased by the Mineral Lodge, I.O.O.F. in 1874 and used as a lodge until 1903. Copperopolis Community Center purchased the armory in 1948.

Placed on the National Register of Historical Places December 30, 1997.

Dedicated through the efforts of Charles and Rhoda Stone.

Presented by N.D.G.W., Princess Parlor No. 84
June 28, 1998
Street address:
695 Main St
Copperopolis, CA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Calaveras

Year listed: 1997

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Defense, Arms Storage

Current function: Social, Clubhouse

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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