The structure housed a number of businesses over the years, including the Tribune newspaper, doctor’s office, a shoe store, and even a jail. At one time it was the location of Lottie’s Boarding House.
“Queen Louis,” the last surviving Chinese in Sierra City was a friend of Lottie’s family. He was known as a very sensitive and humble man who would honor the dead with bouquets of wildflowers and serenade newcomers on his old violin.
– Information courtesy of Mary Nourse from the 2014 Sesquicentennial Walking Tour.
Photos courtesy Derek Beverly