Leger Hotel - Mokelumne Hill, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 18.065 W 120° 42.350
10S E 700608 N 4241711
Quick Description: The Leger Hotel is a hisotric hotel in Mokelumne Hill, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2011 9:14:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMAFP0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 5

Long Description:
From Wikipedia: "The Leger Hotel, in Mokelumne Hill, California is one of the oldest hotels still operating in California. The hotel and courthouse building are registered as California Historical Landmark #663, and located in present day Calaveras County, California.

George Leger, a Frenchman who came during the California Gold Rush, opened his Hotel de France in 1851, as a wood-framed tent. Next door was the Calaveras County Courthouse, as Mokulemne Hill was the county seat at the time. When the county seat was moved to San Andreas in 1866, Leger bought the court building and incorporated into his hotel. One reason was that it was made of stone and thus had survived two fires that had ravaged the town previously. After restoration following another fire in 1874, the hotel became known as the Leger Hotel, and it has been in operation ever since. The bar, which features a stained-glass back bar with the date 1851 in it, reportedly came around Cape Horn and has been in continuous use.

The former courthouse building was also the location of the county jail, and remnants of the jail cells can still be seen in the building's cellar." (visit link)
Name of the Hotel: Leger Hotel

8304 Main Street Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245-9776

Height in floors: 2

Hotel since: 1/1/1866

Date Building was built: 1/1/1866

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): no

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Number of Rooms: Not Listed

Hotel Rating: Not listed

Hotel website (if available): Not listed

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