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Old Nevada City estate to extend sale

B&C Estate Sales Inc., a Sacramento multi-service estate liquidation company, is extending its estate sale on one of Nevada City’s earliest homes, featuring antiques dating back to the 1840s. The sale in the 500 block of Main Street in Nevada City will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Property appraiser Brian Johnson said his company held the initial estate sale Aug. 21-24, selling more than $20,000 worth of items in four days.

“I think the whole town came through that sale,” Johnson said. “We had lines of people there the whole weekend. We had to do crowd control, which we don’t usually do, so that was pretty neat.”

Known as the Aaron Baruh home, the Main Street residence was built in 1852 by Jacob Kohlman, a Sacramento businessman and Free Mason. On Oct. 20, 1866, Baruh purchased the home from its previous owner for $565. Baruh would die in September 1907 and passed the home to his children and remains family, which now spans more than seven generations.

In 1975, the Native Sons of the Gold West got the home placed on the historic registry, and a plaque was placed in the front of the home.

“The sale’s gone really good,” Johnson said. “The feedback we’ve gotten has just been amazing. I had a lot of the relatives from the Baruh family came down also, so that was nice, I was glad to keep some of it in the family.”

Johnson said the estate still has plenty of jewelry, historic photographs, furniture sets, and kitchen and bathroom items left. The highest-selling item so far was a diamond ring Johnson said sold for $2,600.

Johnson said he will include more historical items specific to the county in the extended sale. All items not sold will be held at Johnson’s Sacramento clearance center. For more information go to http://www.norcalestatesales.com, or call Johnson at 916-482-7888.

To contact Staff Writer Ivan Natividad, email inatividad@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.

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