Angels Hotel

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Angels Hotel
Angels Hotel is located in California
Angels Hotel
Angels Hotel is located in USA
Angels Hotel
Location Main St. at Birds Way, Angels Camp, California
Coordinates 38°4′8″N 120°32′44″W / 38.06889°N 120.54556°W / 38.06889; -120.54556Coordinates: 38°4′8″N 120°32′44″W / 38.06889°N 120.54556°W / 38.06889; -120.54556
Built 1856
Architect Lake, C.C.
Architectural style No style listed
NRHP Reference # 72000220[1]
CHISL # 734[2]
Added to NRHP March 24, 1972

The Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, was the hotel where the author Mark Twain heard a story that he would later turn into his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".[citation needed]

The hotel was originally a canvas tent erected by C. C. Lake in 1851, and replaced by a one-story wooden structure. It was rebuilt with stone in 1855, and a second story was added in 1857.[citation needed]

In front of the building is the "Frog Hop of Fame", where commemorative plaques are embedded in the sidewalk for the winners of the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee frog jumping contest.[citation needed]

The building, no longer operated as a hotel, is registered as California Historical Landmark #734.[2] It was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] It is currently an apartment complex.

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Angels Hotel". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 

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