Good morning. Tina here.
Today I am sharing some photos and postcards of views of Placerville.
Below is a photograph which shows a banner which once greeted visitors on the west side of Placerville. It hung between two huge cement columns, which are gone now, but the rocky lower base of one still clings to the side of a hill between Myrtle, Fairview, Canal & Hilltop Streets and our current Highway 50. You can see part of the railroad tracks on the lower right.
Below is an old postcard looking north on Main Street. The Round Tent store and Opera House jut out into Main. Off in the distance in the center is the large walnut tree which used to stand next to the IOOF building, and you can see the top of the bell tower just above the bay window on the old post office building.
I was thrilled to find this great old photo below, which shows the building on the east corner of Main and Bedford Streets. This Gospel Mission took over an old saloon! On the right of the mission is one of the many old homes which used to line Main Street.
Here is the mission again, and Courthouse stands to the left. Looks like a small parade is going by.
Below is the Placerville Foundry and Machine Works, circa 1920. I am not sure where it was located, the hill behind looks like Sacramento Hill to me, but I am not sure. If anyone knows please let me know!
Below is a great old postcard from before the Cary House morphed into the Placerville Hotel, Raffles Hotel, and back to the Cary House. The Ohio House is still standing and in the far off middle two old homes stand which I wish I could go explore!
One last old postcard below looking north on Main Street from the intersection of Sacramento and Main Streets. Quigley's Groceries on the right. The interesting painted post on the far right is holding up the Ohio House.
I hope you enjoyed seeing Placerville once upon a time.