History of The Birdwatcher Building
The Birdwatcher Store is a replication of the Pioneer Hotel, which was located approximately where the Julian Market stands today. On June 29, 1892, the Pioneer Hotel, Mountain View Hotel, Turf Saloon, and a restaurant were destroyed by fire.
The fire started in the night and the entire population fought it, mostly with water drawn from wells with buckets. The Pioneer, as with most buildings that were destroyed by fire, was never rebuilt.
For more history of Julian click the button below!