One of many charming buildings in downtown Sutter Creek, California, the Native Sons Hall is a standout on the street.
According to the town’s brochure highlighting historic buildings, this was an early hotel. Early settlers, the McIntire family lived here before moving to Spanish Street in the 1850s. Merchant L.J. Marks built the first brick store here in 1861.
By the late 1890s, E.B. Moore opened his Sutter Creek Hotel, a union of two brick buildings on half lots. During the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, the top floor functioned as a hospital.
“The Sutter” is still lettered on its front facade.