#0142 Studebaker's Shop (Site of)


#0142 Studebaker's Shop (Site of)

Site information:

543 Main St, Placerville

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

John Mohler Studebaker

1833---1917 Pioneer - Blacksmith - Soldier - Inventor - Builder

Dedicated Aug. 27, 1939. James Marshall Chapter No.49 E Clampus Vitus

OHP description:

This shop was built in the early 1850s. The front part housed a blacksmith shop operated by Ollis and Hinds, and John Mohler Studebaker rented a part of the rear. Here he had a bench and sort of woodworking shop where he repaired and worked on wagon wheels and the like. A little later he began to make wheelbarrows for the miners' use. He became engaged in the making of ammunition wagons for the Union Army - from that grew his extensive wagon and carriage business and, eventually, the automobile business.

Registered 6/6/1934