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Welcome to The Richardson House History Page. Like so much of Truckee and the Sierra Nevada mountain towns, The Richardson House too, has it's place in history. Please visit this page frequently to learn along with us as we continue to uncover the historical secrets of The Richardson House and history that makes the region such a rich place.
Written by houseadmin Monday, 26 April 2010 06:30
Custom Learning Academy, a local non-profit private K-12 school located in Tahoe Donner, held their Opening Night of Registration for the 2010-2011 School Year at the Richardson House on March 19th, 2010! Wine and cheese were served as this special event was enjoyed by our staff members and many of our Full Time Parents. Some new parents interested in learning more about our unique educational institution were in attendance as well. Fun was had by all in the historic charm and ambiance of this unique Truckee jewel. Thank you to Chelsea for attending to our needs and to Christina and Kent Young for donating this venue. To learn more about Custom Learning Academy please see customlearning.org. Submitted by Lisa Crosby, Executive Director of Custom Learning Academy
Written by houseadmin Monday, 12 April 2010 20:48
George & Warren Richardson were born in Lincoln County, Maine in the 1830’s. Like many young men of their day, the brothers set out for California during the gold rush, attracted by the promise of fortune. George & Warren were successful lumbermen. Their box factory was one of the largest in the area and their firm name, The Richardson Brothers, was familiar with all lumbermen throughout California.
George and Warren Richardson settled in Truckee. Warren built this beautiful home for his wife and children in the 1880's. The House, prominently positioned above the town, reflects his important role in the development of the community. While a majority of homes in Truckee at that time were of modest scale, design and materials, the large Richardson house was built by one of the wealthiest men in town. You can see evidence of this in the quality of the materials and adornments throughout the house.
Written by houseadmin Friday, 02 April 2010 11:10
The details throughout The Richardson House all seem to share a little piece of history. This decorative detail that greets visitors as they ascend to the second floor has its own story. In the early 1990s, this piece was thrown in the trash during the House's restoration. The owners at the time felt it was ugly and unusable. Jeannine Karnovski, who was the original manager of The Richardson House Bed & Breakfast, decided that it was much too valuable of a memento to discard. The piece was restored and rehung in its original location. We're certainly glad she did.
Written by houseadmin Tuesday, 16 March 2010 13:03
After several years of remodeling and planning, The Richardson House opens its doors once again to invite guest residents to once again enjoy Truckee the way it was meant to be. As part of the grand opening, The Richardson House is proud to concurrently launch its new website. This website offers guests an opportunity to share in the rich history of The Richardson House.