Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County

E.T.R. Powell Home 16 December 2013
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E.T.R. Powell Home
203 South Pine Street
Nevada City
Built 1855

A plaque on the retaining wall reads:

Powell Home

Built in 1855 as the edifice of the Baptist Church, it was here that famed soprano Emma Nevada (Emma Wixom Palmer) made her debut at the age of three. In 1886 the church was remodeled as the residence of the E.T.R. Powell family.

Dedicated October 5, 1985 By
Chapter 10 E Clampus Vitus
Nevada City, California

Emma Nevada was born in the nearby mining town of Alpha.

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