The Pon Yam Store
—1873 - 1904 —This building was constructed in 1865 by Elias Brown. It originally housed a newspaper office, restaurant and grocery store. It was one of several brick buildings known as "fireproofs" that were constructed after a disastrous fire swept through Idaho City that year. In addition to double-wall brick construction, the buildings have metal doors and shutters, and reinforced attic floors protected by a layer of sod. This helped keep the contents of the building from burning in the event of fire.
|Placed By||Idaho City Historical Society, City of Idaho City, and E Clampus Vitus, Snake River Chapter No. 1811|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 593773 N 4853415|
|Decimal Degrees||43.82786667, -115.83375000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 49.672', W 115° 50.025'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 49' 40.32" N, 115° 50' 1.4999999999999" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400 Montgomery St, Idaho City ID 83631, US|
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