Washington Hotel
In the Town of Washington, Nevada County, CA
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January 25, 2014  and  February 16, 2014
Posted March 13, 2014


2014 Herbert E. Lindberg

I climbed up the long stairs to the upper deck to get the final river picture on the previous page and to see what else may be interesting.  There were some nice views of the side yard as I walked along the the upstairs rooms, but nothing beyond what was seen from ground level in previous pages here.  I continued walking until I arrived at the front deck overlooking Washington Road.

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Two visits are described on four pages as follows. Click on page numbers to jump there.
January 25, 2014
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February 16, 2014 Page 3    Page 4

This is the view looking back toward the winding road from Hwy. 20 from which we came.
The far building on the left is Yuba House.  I'll have more to say about this interesting place when I describe closer views.


I've turned slightly to the right to show the upper deck and furniture. I think the condition of the chair in
the foreground has more to do with the hotel's budget than with being rustic, but it's not too out of place.


This door is to the hallway between the upstairs rooms.
It was built in the 19th century when people were shorter and needed low knobs.


As I returned along the side deck I took this as a better picture of the barbeque and mining stuff than from ground level.
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As Mary and I ate our Yuba Burgers in the dining room I snapped some pictures of the ceiling stuff.
Just as we were ordering, the waitress surprised us with a beer on the house from the bartender.
The bartender is a daughter of a good Lake Wildwood golfing friend and course sheriff, Jim Stefan, who died last year.
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Continuation of above with the camera turned slightly.
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The other side of the ceiling, with the entrance from the street in the background.
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As we left the hotel we had a long conversation with two locals and asked them about this building across the street. 
They said it is a still-active brothel, so as we left town we stopped to take a look. (That's our new Ford Fusion parked in front.)
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If you look very closely you can see the name "Yuba House" above the entrance.  "Hotel" is writen on a post.
I Googled it and found it listed as a B&B, but it has no activity as such.
Since it's freshly painted with military flags flying, I think it's a brothel.
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Three quarter view.  The blue flags left and right tout U. S. Navy Seals.


This is right next door but far from the road.  The bell suggests it may be a school.


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Two visits are described on four pages as follows. Click on page numbers to jump there.
January 25, 2014
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February 16, 2014 Page 3    Page 4