Historic Old Town Folsom, California (Part 2)

Historic Old Town Folsom, California (Part 2), Folsom, California (B)

Turn to your right and take a look across the street. The three-story brick parking garage with the clock tower is another one of Bernau’s projects, also completed in 2007 it is part of the multi-phase railroad block redevelopment, called Historic Folsom Station.

Both structures are similar in style to the Folsom Electric Power and Lighting Building we saw on Sutter at the beginning of this tour. These commercial projects were architecturally designed to fit in historically with this quaint gold rush era town, and serve as modern bookends to Folsom’s Historic District.

A short distance further and you will come to the Chan House. It sits behind a chain link fence and will be in some state of restoration when you pass by.

Howard and Mabel Chan, moved into this home in the 1920s. Howard was the son of Oak Chan, who emigrated from China as a teenager during the Gold Rush and became a leader in Folsom’s vibrant Chinese community. 

In 2017 this home was donated to the Folsom Historical Society. Their goal, to restore the home and open it as a Chinese Heritage Museum. It has a way to go, but if you have any interest in this effort contact the Folsom Historical Society. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Historic Old Town Folsom, California (Part 2)
Guide Location: USA » Folsom
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
Read it on Author's Website: https://carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com/2020/08/historic-old-town-folsom-california.html.
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Historic Folsom Station
  • Chan House
  • Chinese Heritage Museum
  • Folsom Telegraph Building
  • State Historical Landmark
  • train turntable
  • Scott’s Seafood sign
  • amphitheater
  • Folsom Railroad Museum
  • large mural
  • Snook's Chocolate Factory
  • Reset
  • Sutter Street Taqueria
  • Roman’s Jewelry
  • Sutter Street Theater
  • We Olive
  • Alice’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop
  • Snyder’s House of Jade
  • Folsom Hotel
  • white stucco building
  • Joe Murer Court
  • Folsom Fire House
  • Post Office building
  • J. Wild’s Livery and Feed restaurant
  • tall white granite totem
  • Gaslight Building
  • Sutter Club
  • Terra Cottage
  • Painted Cork
  • Lake Natoma Inn
  • Lake Natoma Crossing Bridge
  • Folsom Powerhouse
  • concrete bridge
  • wooden path
  • Historic Truss Bridge
  • Rainbow Bridge