2020-2021_Nevada County Gold

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An in depth introduction to Historic Nevada County, California including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Truckee and Sierra County.

NEVADA CITY

WALKING TOUR

NEVADA CITY

1. THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE HOTEL

211 BROAD STREET

Dates from mid-1800s. Thousands of dollars in

gold passed over the bar which was shipped

‘round the Horn.

2. POWELL HOUSE

203 S. PINE STREET

Dating from 1860, building was once home to

a soda works which manufactured carbonated

drinks.

3. CITY HALL

317 BROAD STREET

First built on the site in 1878, replaced with

“modern building” in 1937 constructed by

WPA. Completely renovated.

4. NEVADA THEATRE

401 BROAD STREET

Opened in 1865 making it the oldest theatre

building in California.

5. HOMES OF INTEREST

449 BROAD STREET

Believed to date from 1885, and at one time

housed a doctor’s office and a jail. Plaque on

the property honors Senator Aaron A. Sargent,

author of an amendment to the U.S.

Constitution which would have given women

the right to vote. He built a house on the

property in the 1850s.

522 E. BROAD STREET

Charles E. Mulloy home built in the late 1870s

sits between East and West Broad Streets.

Mulloy, a successful businessman, shocked

residents when he hanged himself in the barn.

6. NEW YORK HOTEL

408 BROAD STREET

Dates from 1880, fire destroyed original hotel

built in 1863.

7. CHINESE QUARTER

COMMERCIAL AND YORK STREETS

Existed from the beginning of the Gold Rush

to about 1879. Buildings date from mid-1800s,

among some of the oldest in Nevada City.

8. SOUTH YUBA CANAL BUILDING

ON PLAZA AT COMMERCIAL AND UNION STREETS

Headquarters for largest network of water

flumes and ditches in the state. Office used

MAP PHOTOS :

(2) POWELL HOUSE, WAYDE CARROLL / (4) NEVADA THEATRE, ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

(6) NEW YORK HOTEL, RHM IMAGES

(9) OTT’S ASSAY OFFICE, (10) THE OLD BREWERY, KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

from 1857 to 1880. Holdings later became part

of the PG&E hydroelectric system. Building is

now home to the Nevada City Chamber of

Commerce.

9. OTT’S ASSAY OFFICE

ON PLAZA

James J. Ott made historic assay of silver ore

in 1858 which started the rush to the Comstock

Lode in Nevada.

10. THE OLD BREWERY

CORNER OF BROAD AND SACRAMENTO STREETS

Known today as The Stone House. Step inside

to explore this landmark building. The building

was constructed of granite block from the

Sierra around 1882. Lager was brewed on the

site and served to thirsty miners.

SANDRA REMOLIF

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