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Monteverde Store Museum, Sutter Creek, California

In late May of 1898, J. Monteverde with son James started erection of a building on Randolph street for a grocery. Was that the Monteverde store at the northeasterly corner of Randolph street (once Plaza) and Boston alley we know today? Almost certainly so.

Photo showing the Monteverde Store as a Museum today, which dates to the 1900's.

Surviving insurance maps of that day show that the lot was vacant in 1890, and in 1895, and occupied by a frame building in 1898, that same year the Record reported the Monteverdes were building a store.

Plaque dedicated September 6, 1992 by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Harly M. Harty, Grand President.

More over a newspaper item in 1883 tells us that George Allen had sold a "Large lot" at that same corner to Monteverde. Property deeds at the court house must record the conveyance, too.