National Register of Historic Places in Placer County

Placer County Courthouse 14 December 2005
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National Register #70000138
Old Auburn Historic District
AKA North Fork Dry Diggings
AKA Woods Dry Diggings
Bounded by Maple, Commercial, Court, Washington, Spring, and Sacramento Streets
Founded 1848

Situated near the Mother Lode in the heart of gold country, Auburn was a center of commerce during the early Gold Rush era. The town was the center point dividing the Sierra Gold Belt into the northern mines and the southern mines.

The appearance of the Old Auburn Historic District is little changed since the Gold Rush except for the paved streets and sidewalks and the utility poles and lines. Most of the buildings in the old business district were built after the fire of 1855.

Little remains of Chinatown except for a row of houses including the Joss House.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination.

Name Year Address Remarks Sort Address Sort Name
Placer County Courthouse1897101 Maple StreetMaple 0101Placer County Courthouse
Travellers' Rest and Winery1860291 Auburn-Folsom RoadAuburn-Folsom 0291Travellers' Rest and Winery
Lawyers Row1855299 Commercial StreetCommercial 0299Lawyers Row
Commercial Street1857Commercial StreetCommercial Commercial Street
Chinese Joss House1855220 Sacramento StreetSacramento 0220Chinese Joss House
Old United States Post Office18571583 Lincoln WayLincoln 1583Old United States Post Office
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