The Old Vet's Building

The Old Vet's Building (HM8IH)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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N 38° 43.765', W 120° 47.895'

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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.
HM NumberHM8IH
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Native Sons of the Golden West, Richard S. Kimball, Grand President, March 13, 2004
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 691387 N 4289051
Decimal Degrees38.72941667, -120.79825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.765', W 120° 47.895'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 45.90" N, 120° 47' 53.70" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 542 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US
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