Jibboom Street Doors – Truckee

Behind the finely restored Commercial Row of shops and restaurants in Old Town Truckee lies Jibboom Street notorious in the late 1800s for bootlegged alcohol and brothels. The town attracted gamblers, prostitutes, pimps, and gangsters, many of whom ended up in the town’s jail at the far end of the street, known as Main Street back in the day. While the seedy element of Jibboom Street has since vanished, the street still has a time-worn, off-beat character, my kind of street to find interesting doors.

On my walk down Jibboom Street, I discovered mostly simple, plain looking doors. What made the doors interesting was the texture, color, and patina of the structures that surrounded them.

The Old Jail Museum – if walls could talk, the stories certainly wouldn’t be rated G: General Audiences.

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This crusty old house is in need of a little love. A rather short front door, wouldn’t you agree?

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No horses were in sight, just a shiny black motorcycle parked next to a pair of corrugated metal doors.

The Coffeeshop – a blend of industrial corrugated metal siding and old California western charm.

Truckee - Pour House

Once home to Truckee’s most famous Madam, the colorful Pour House is a locally owned wine store and tasting bar.

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The Stone Garage, a former carriage house and blacksmith shop, sits at the corner of Jibboom and Bridge Streets. At the back of the stone building I noticed a shiny silver trailer with a sticker that says, “Keep Truckee Stoned.” That saying seems fitting for a street where the local crowd from bygone days got drunk on bootlegged liquor.

 

Posted in response to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors and the WordPress Photo Challenge: Textures.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Dymoon says:

    the crusty old house.. doors where shorter back when.. same in towns and villages I see here (back roads of Canada) people were shorter many eons ago.

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    1. Thanks for the explanation. Interesting that you see the same short doors in the back roads of Canada.
      Donna

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love it! I have a business colleague who has let us use his cabin in Soda Springs so I’ve actually been to Truckee a few times. I love the shot of the trailer and the stone building; two doors for the price of one in that shot.
    Fun post 😀

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    1. Thanks, Norm. Now that’s a nice business colleague! Truckee is a great little town. It was fun learning a bit of history about its notorious past.
      Donna

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  3. The Pour House with Dedrick’s Cheese next door. Hope you had a cheese and wine 🙂

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    1. No cheese and wine this time. We needed coffee to keep us going. 🙂

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