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Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Holbrooke Hotel

Founded 1851

 
 
Holbrooke Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Holbrooke Hotel Marker
Inscription. California’s oldest hotel in continuous operation. Among its century-old archives are names of such notables as Presidents Grant, Harrison, Cleveland; Authors Mark Twain, Bret Harte; Boxers Corbett, Fitzsimmons, actor Gilbert Barry and highwayman Black Bart. Present structure built in 1862 following famous fire.
 
Erected 1965 by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.152′ N, 121° 3.811′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch 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 The Holbrooke Hotel (here, next to this marker); The Alpha Building (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
Holbrooke Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. Holbrooke Hotel Marker
Note the iron doors. These doors are seen on many old "Gold Rush" mining town buildings. These iron doors protected the businesses from the frequent fires and from break-ins.
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Holbrooke Hotel. From the Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley brochure:
This is one of Grass Valley's most recognizable landmarks. The Golden Gate Saloon was established on this site in 1851 and was rebuilt with stone and brick after the fire of 1855 and became known as the Exchange Hotel. Daniel P. Holbrooke purchased the building in 1870 and renamed it.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Holbrooke Hotel Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
3. Holbrooke Hotel Markers
This marker is seen on the left and the nearby California Registered Historical Landmark marker is seen on the right.
Sign Mounted on Front of the Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
4. Sign Mounted on Front of the Hotel
Established 1851
Hotel
Restaurant
"This New Commodious
First-Class Hotel,
Just Completed With
New Furniture and Private Baths.
Presidential and Bridal Suite
Accommodations Upon Request"
D.P. Holbrooke, Proprietor, 1898
Holbrooke Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
5. Holbrooke Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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