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Downieville-Hirschfeldter

DOWNIEVILLE
GPS *** N39' 33.623 W120' 49.731 *** elev. 2876' 
  
 
 
HIRSCHFELDTER  BUILDING
 
THIS  FIREPROOF  STONE  BUILDING  WAS  BUILT
BY  E.  HIRSCHFELDTER  SHORTLY  AFTER  THE
DOWNIEVILLE  FIRE  OF  FEBRUARY  19,  1852.  IT  IS
AN  EXCELLENT  EXAMPLE  OF  CALIFORNIA  GOLD
RUSH  ARCHITECTURE.  FROM  ITS  INCEPTION,  IT
WAS  USED  AS  A  HARDWARE  STORE  UTILIZING
A  FRAME  BUILDING  BEHIND  TO  HOUSE  A
TIN  AND  IRON  WORKS  AROUND  THE  TURN  OF
THE  CENTURY,  THE  BUILDING  BECAME  A
GROCERY  STORE,  AS  IS  ITS  FUNCTION  TODAY
 
DEDICATED  AUGUST  29,  1981
DOWNIE  CHAPTER  NO. 1849
E  CLAMPUS  VITUS