Placerville Main Street had a disastrous fire in 1856 which leveled most of 'Hangtown' (the original name of the town). The El Dorado Hotel made of wood was originally at this site, it was replaced in 1860 by W.M. Donohue & R.H. Black's brick 'Confidence Building' which was Hangtown's Fire Department. Later the Fire Department moved to a larger building. And the City's government moved in and it has been City Hall since 1902.
The 1920s jalopy in front is during the May Car Show.
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COSTANTINO (59309) 2014-07-08 8:01
Hello my dear friend
useful notes explaining everything about
this building but the greatest beauty is
this old car in front it during the May
Car show shot dedicated to those who
leve old cars and make collections
have a nice time
macjake (60698) 2014-07-08 8:47
lots of history going on in this building, cool to hear that it used to be the fire department. Kind of has that old classic Fire Department building look to it as its tall and skinny.
Funny how they named it the Confidence building...strange but original.
and of course you have to admire the old classic car, two very attractive subjects with history
nikkitta (16476) 2014-07-08 10:47
Interesting and informative note for a well composed capture of old building and well kept car, one from a good collection indeed
Well done, regards
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-07-09 2:01
Hello Ray - A most attractive building, I love the arched windows on the upper floor. The car through is my favourite, what a beauty! An attractive shot, I would have liked to see a little more space top and bottom but that's a minor detail.
jhm (143557) 2014-07-09 4:35
I am a poor man I can not buy this car, but this is real one favorite and a beauty for me.
Your picture is very well only the white sky is a minus point.
This gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (31465) 2014-07-10 9:45
I like the combination of an old building and a classic car. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (89425) 2014-07-21 0:42
I'm a fan of the old automotive!
Beautiful old auto.
Good frame and colors.
Building interesting too.