National Register of Historic Places in Nevada County

National Register #80004628: Kidd and Knox Building in Nevada City 14 December 2005
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National Register #80004628
Kidd and Knox Building
228-236 Broad Street
Nevada City
Built 1856

In 1850, Hamlet Davis opened a general merchandise store in a tent on this corner. Prospering, he replaced the tent with a two-story woodframe building which featured a reading room above the new store. Soon Davis enlarged the second floor for a Dramatic Hall, the first theater in Nevada City.

The wooden building was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1856 and immediately replaced by the "fireproof" building which stands here today.

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