California State Historical Landmark #899
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This plaque is located at 211 Broad Street, Nevada City, California. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Nevada County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 15' 44.40" W 121° 1' 5.40".
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This hotel, one of the oldest in continuous operation west of the Rockies, opened for business in August 1856. Originally known as the "Bicknell Block," the structure consists of three common-walled buildings of simple brick construction embellished with classic revival and wrought iron railing ornamentation.
Originally the Bicknell Block, stagecoach, mail, express and telegraph center in mining days. Companies which became Pacific Gas & Electric formed here. Sitie of first whipping post in state. Facade unchanged since 1854.
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