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California Beer Hall Warehouse - Goldfield, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 37° 42.674 W 117° 14.100
11S E 479286 N 4173802
Quick Description: The Great Fire of 1923 destroyed 60% of downtown Goldfield but this former warehouse building survived.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2018 5:06:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMY3E6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 4

Long Description:
This former beer hall warehouse is listed as one of many significant buildings as part of the Goldfield Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1982. The NRHP Nomination Form describes this building in more detail:

The Feutch and Gasser Warehouse is a single story building constructed of uncoursed rough cut stone and rubble. It measures 15 feet wide by 35 feet in length and is covered with a double pitched corrugated metal roof. The structure is penetrated by two windows, one each on the east and west walls, and a solid steel door also on the west, It is in a moderately deteriorated condition but has been altered very little since construction.

The Feutch and Gasser Warehouse is one of two stone warehouses remaining in Goldfield, As the smaller and less ornate of the two, this warehouse is none the less important as an example of what at one time was a common building type in Goldfield. Stone warehouses and cellars were an economical answer to most businessmen's storage needs: they were simple to construct, secure, and somewhat fireproof. The Feutch and Gasser warehouse was constructed in 1907 on the rear portion of the lot occupied by the California Saloon. Carl Feutch and Joseph Gasser's lengthy proprietorship of the California Saloon lasted from 1906 through the fire of 1923.

The structure is also notable as the only building in the direct path of the disastrous 1923 fire which survived and still exists today.


Marker Title (required): California Beer Hall Warehouse

Marker Text (required):
California Beer Hall Warehouse Built 1906 Beer Hall Destroyed Great 1923 Fire Carl Fuetsch, Proprietor


County (required): Esmeralda

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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