Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
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.