From Hope M.
Perceptionphotography.biz- "This historic relic
from the early days of Henderson Harbor, The Mark Hopkins House is
abandoned and will most likely be demolished in the future. Today it is
called the Mark Hopkins Performing Arts Center but it was actually built
by his uncle Jesse Hopkins. The history of the large yellow building near
the harbor is vast and varied. It was built in 1812 for use as a school
house and also served as a place of religious worship. Jesse Hopkins, was
by trade was a silversmith, and for several years was in business before
he came to Jefferson County in 1805. He was the land agent of wealthy land
speculator William Henderson(for whom the town is named). Jesse worked
long and hard to promote settlement and prosperity in the area. At the
first town meeting and election in 1811, Jesse was made Supervisor, his
brother Mark Sr. was made Town Clerk. The elder Mark Hopkins created a
legacy for his family with his achievements at Henderson. When a
post-office was established, Mark Hopkins Sr. was the post master. He was
Captain of Volunteers in the War of 1812 and state representative. He
moved the family to St. Clair, Michigan in 1824 and was Judge of Probate
and Postmaster there. Mark Hopkins Jr. was born Sept 1. 1813 in Henderson,
he was a lad when his family moved to Michigan. Later he would make his
fortune as one of four principal investors who formed the Central Pacific
Railroad in 1861. Mark Hopkins Jr. along with Leland Stanford, Charles
Crocker, and Collis Huntington were know as "The Big Four". The famed Rev.
Orson Pratt often preached Mormon doctrine at the “yellow meeting house".
Pratt was one of the original 12 apostles of the Mormon Church. Over the
years the large wooden building has been a school, meeting house, store,
hotel, bar, and in more recent years a fine dining Restaurant."
Don writes: "These were home heating oil tanks for GA Jumps fuel and hardware.
I believe they were used up to the '60's another set of newer tanks was located
down the street, The business was located in what is now an apartment building
"I shot this barn a couple of years ago. It is a very interesting structure,
W. writes "This is a farm that used to be owned by the Parks family. The
original house was destroyed by fire, and a modern home replaced it."