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
Auburn
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 Courthouse1897A01Placer County Courthouse
Travellers' Rest and Winery1860Residence, blacksmith shop and winery.A02Travellers' Rest and Winery
Lawyers Row1855Walls two feet thick of sun-dried brick laid with lime mortar.A03Lawyers Row
Commercial Street1857A04Commercial Street
Chinese Joss House1855Sacramento StreetA05Chinese Joss House
Old United States Post Office1857A06Old United States Post Office
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