Fremont Adobe

Fremont Adobe (HM18JD)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 29.061', W 119° 57.9'

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The oldest building in Mariposa, and the only 3 story adobe building still in use in the state of California.

Erected in 1850 by Col. John C. Fremont and wife Jessie for Palmer Cook & Co., lease holders for the Mariposa Mine and Fremont's agents. The original adobe was damaged by a major fire in 1866. The exterior walls on the south, east and north side were damaged but not destroyed. The owner, Louis Felbuch, rebuilt the damaged portions with fire proof brick. The three story adobe section in the rear held living quarters and storage. The building has also been used as Stahl Bros. Coffee Saloon and Bakery, Felbush Watch Maker, John Higman Dry Goods, Gordon's Hotel and Mariposa Restaurant, Ingersol Rand Mining Machinery and Assay, and the Gold Coin Club and Restaurant.

Cornelious E. Vejer painted the large murals in the interior around 1900 for the Gordon Hotel.

Two year restoration by owner
Helen Kwalwasser
completed in 2011
HM NumberHM18JD
Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 237838 N 4152735
Decimal Degrees37.48435000, -119.96500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.061', W 119° 57.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 3.66" N, 119° 57' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5023 CA-140, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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