Colorado House.

Colorado House

Date Built: Circa 1851.Historic Period: American.Reconstructed in 1992.

Cave Johnson Couts, a brash lieutenant in the U.S. Army Dragoons, built a hotel called the Colorado House. Couts soon became more interested in ranching than his hotel and subdivided it to provide space for many business offices, such as a newspaper, a surgeon, a hairdresser, a jeweler, and others.

The building burned in the fire of 1872. Reconstructed by California State Parks in 1992. It currently houses the Wells Fargo Museum.


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