Claussen's Corner

Claussen's Corner (HMRBR)

Location: Angels Camp, CA 95222 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.177', W 120° 32.427'

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Built in the early 1850's, year not documented, by Frank Egan, as the Central Park Hotel. Then, it included a brothel upstairs. The hotel was sold to Mrs. Mitrovich and renamed The Waverly Hotel. Blagoje "Billy" Ratkovich bought the hotel in 1922 and died in 1940. Dorothy Ratkovich Soracco, Billy's daughter, inherited the property. Her husband, Mel Soracco, who had worked in the hotel since 1932, took over the property, closed the hotel and renamed it Mel's Central Corner. Later, when renamed Mel's Corner, it featured billiards and cards in the back room. Mel retired in 1974. Cecil Hale, owned Mel's Corner from 1974 to 1982. Rand and Betty Claussen bought the bar and renamed it Claussen's Corner in 2003. The current owners of the building are brother and sister, Michael Tarbat and Roberta Hoffman, who are directly related to Billy Ratkovich.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByMatuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 715753 N 4216395
Decimal Degrees38.06961667, -120.54045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.177', W 120° 32.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 10.62" N, 120° 32' 25.62" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 196-314 Hardscrabble St, Angels Camp CA 95222, US
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