Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building

Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (HMWLB)

Location: Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 13.154', W 121° 3.731'

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Operated by pioneer druggist William Loutzenheiser (1824-1805) and son, John G. (1861-1929.) The pharmacy began here in a wooden building in 1851. The structure gave way to the present brick edifice in the fall of 1855.

William was a member of the 1861 city Board of Trustees, one of the original locators of the Idaho Quartz claim, and was active in several other mining ventures.

On July 4, 1867 the pharmacy was the site of a bloody duel between two Grass Valley merchants, Henry Sylvester and John Davis, in which the latter was killed.

In 1928 the business changed hands after 77 years of continuous operation by the Loutzenheiser family. Between 1928and 1966 the building had many tenants. In the fall of 1966 Marle Johnson, known as the Flower Lady, founded Foothill Flowers. The interior of the building was destroyed by fire in May 1984 and was subsequently remodeled.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByMarle Johnson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 667286 N 4342894
Decimal Degrees39.21923333, -121.06218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.154', W 121° 3.731'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 9.24" N, 121° 3' 43.86" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 W Main St, Grass Valley CA 95945, US
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