The French Hotel and Bar

The French Hotel and Bar (HMGTF)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89410 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.472', W 119° 44.943'

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1437 Highway 395

— Mixed Architectural Style —

Owned at one time by Baptiste Borda and later leased to the Mitcheo family. Raymond Borda, upon returning from World War II, owned and operated the hotel for many years. The French Hotel was one of the three main Basque hotels in Gardnerville during the 1930's.

In what is now the parking lot to the rear of this building, a pilota court stood with a large fronton, or wall. Pilota is a traditional Basque handball game. In the mid 1930's, teams from as far away as San Francisco would come to play in championship tournaments. The prize money of $1000 (1930's value) gives a clear indication of the caliber of play that was seen here.

In the upper left corner of the marker is seal of the city of Gardnerville, while in the lower right hand corner is the seal of the US Forest Service.
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HM NumberHMGTF
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByTown of Gardnerville
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 261738 N 4313845
Decimal Degrees38.94120000, -119.74905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.472', W 119° 44.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 28.32" N, 119° 44' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)702, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1435 Main St, Gardnerville NV 89410, US
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