“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Holbrooke Hotel

The Holbrooke Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2008
1. The Holbrooke Hotel Marker
Inscription. The present bar of the hotel has been in continuous operation since 1852, when it was known as the Golden Gate Saloon. The wooden building had a back extension known as the Exchange Hotel and offered food and lodging by January 1853. The saloon was destroyed in the fire of 1855 and was rebuilt out of fieldstone with a brick front. The Holbrooke, built 1862 had the adjacent Golden Gate Saloon incorporated in the hotel building.

California Registered Landmark No. 914.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Nevada County Landmarks Commission, March 18, 1978.
Erected 1978 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation and the Nevada County Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 914.)
Location. 39° 13.152′ N, 121° 3.811′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Chruch Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 West Main Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Holbrooke Hotel (here, next to this marker); The Alpha Building
The Holbrooke Hotel Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2008
2. The Holbrooke Hotel
(within shouting distance of this marker); Grass Valley Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams Stationery Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (about 400 feet away); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (about 400 feet away); Edward Coleman House (about 500 feet away); Washington Brewery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the building wall, about 10 feet to the right of the front entrance.
Regarding The Holbrooke Hotel. According to the hotel itself, "Over the years, the Hotel has hosted many famous guests that have included Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, James Garfield and prize fighters, “Gentleman Jim” Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Famous authors Mark Twain and Bret Harte were also guests of the Holbrooke Hotel. The hotel was frequented by entertainers Lola Montez, Lotta Crabtree, and Emma Nevada. Rumor has it that the infamous highwayman, Black Bart was also a guest of the hotel."
Also see . . .  History @ the Holbrooke. "...the Holbrooke has seen its share of historical events and visitors." (Submitted on June 25, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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