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October 22, 2020 – The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce that the Preston and Louisa Alexander Family Homesite was designated as Nevada County Historical Landmark NEV 20-04 on October 13, 2020 by the County Board of Supervisors.

It is the first landmark to commemorate the County’s African American pioneers. Preston Alexander and his wife Louisa were among the earliest African American pioneers in the County. The Alexander Homesite is located at 330 Alexander Street in Nevada City. The street was named after them sometime prior to early 1900. After purchasing the property in May of 1859, they raised five children. The Alexanders were very active in the community.

The purpose of the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is to promote the general welfare of Nevada County and its citizens through official recognition, recording, marking, preserving, and promoting the historical resources of Nevada County.