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Historic Landmarks in Grass Valley

Information about some of the most important historic buildings in the town of Grass Valley, California.

Holbrooke Hotel
Historic 27 room hotel that has been continuously operated since 1862. When the hotel was built it incorporated the Golden Gate Saloon, which has been continuously operated since 1852. Notable hotel guests have included "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Lotta Crabtree, Bob Fitzsimmons, Bret Harte, Jack London, Lola Montez, Emma Nevada, Mark Twain, and three US Presidents, James Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, and Benjamin Harrison. Today the Holbrooke Hotel is most well-known for its gourmet restaurant and its bar with live music. The hotel is California Historic Landmark #914 Located at 212 West Main Street in Downtown Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Public Library
Carnegie Library built in 1905 that was designed by San Francisco architect William Mooser. Listing number 92000267 on the United States National Register of Historic Places. Part of the Nevada County Library System. Located at 207 Mill Street in Downtown Grass Valley.

Lola Montez Home
A reproduction of the home of notorious singer and dancer Lola Montez sits on the site of the original home in downtown Grass Valley. Designated as California Historic Landmark #292. Located at 248 Mill Street in Grass Valley.

Lotta Crabtree Home
Home where singer and dancer Lotta Crabtree was living when she met Lola Montez. Designated as California Historic Landmark #293. Located at 238 Mill Street in Grass Valley.

Mount Saint Mary's Convent and Academy
Built in the mid 1860's. Functioned as an orphanage from 1866 to 1932, functioned as an academy from 1868 to 1965, and functioned as a convent from 1866 to 1968. Designated California State Historic Landmark #855 in 1972. Added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Located at 400 South Church Street in Grass Valley, California.

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