Butte City, Amador County, California

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Butte City (Amador County)
Butte Store, 2012
Butte Store, 2012
Butte City (Amador County) is located in California
Butte City (Amador County)
Butte City (Amador County)
Location in California
Butte City (Amador County) is located in the United States
Butte City (Amador County)
Butte City (Amador County)
Butte City (Amador County) (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°19′33″N 120°44′7″W / 38.32583°N 120.73528°W / 38.32583; -120.73528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAmador County
Elevation1,036 ft (316 m)

The Butte store is the only structure still standing of the original mining town of Butte City.[2] It used to be one of 100 buildings.[1] It was built in 1857 by Enrico Bruni, an Italian stonemason.[1][3] It is made of brick and fieldstone from Calaveras. It also has three doors made of iron.[3] Xavier Benoist used it as a store and bakery.[2] The building served as a post office. It was also a general store called Ginocchio's. The Ginnochio family owned it for 50 years. It closed in the 1900s.[3] It is a California Historical Landmark.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Butte Store (California Historical Landmark No. 39)". Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide. National Geographic. Retrieved 3 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Butte Store". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Butte Store". The American West (Pacific Coastal). Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 3 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)