Historical District

The Golden Authors

The Golden Era Building was constructed around 1852 on the foundations of an 1849 structure that was destroyed in the fires of 1851.  It derived its name from the Golden Era, an early literary weekly that published numerous California authors, including Mark Twain and Bret Harte. 

Jackson Square

Jackson Square remains a secluded gem in the heart of the city.  The oldest buildings date back to the beginning of the Gold Rush around the 1850’s and 60’s making this area one of the most archite