California Historic Landmarks

Studebaker's Shop (Site Of)

Site Information

The site of the Studebaker's shop, now occupied by City Hall (2002)
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Landmark Number: 142
Location: 543 Main Street, Placerville, El Dorado County
Marker Plaque: one or more plaques placed by civic organizations or other groups

Description

John Mohler Studebaker rented a shop at the rear of this location in the 1850s. He made and repaired wagon wheels and such, eventually making wheelbarrows for the gold miners. Studebaker progressed to ammunition wagons for the Union Army. This grew into an extension wagon and carriage business and eventually automobiles.

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This plaque honors John Mohler Studebaker, "Pioneer, Blacksmith, Soldier, Invetor, Builder"

 

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