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Constantine de Cello at Summit House
Nancy Skinner
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900
Publication Information
Mill Valley Public Library
Contributing Institution
Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley History Photograph Collection
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Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley Public Library History Room, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, 94941, 415-389-4292 x131
Circa 1900
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Constantine de Cello (or DeSella) is standing in front of Summit House, an inn built in 1890 on the Bolinas Ridge at Ridgecrest on the Bolinas-San Rafael Stage Road. Summit House, also called Halfway House, was originally run by Mr. Larsen and is also known as Larsen's. In 1900 Larsen sold the inn to de Cello. William Kent referred to de Cello as "The Greek" and the inn as the "lodge and cafe". De Cello, with a long white beard, is seen standing outside the house wearing a vest with pocket watch and a hat. There is a chimney in back of de Cello on the outside of the house.
1 photographic print: 12.5 x 18 cm.
photo cabinet 1, Hotels and Taverns
Tourist camps & hostels
Taverns (Inns)
Constantine de Cello
Constantine DeSella
The Greek
Mr. Larsen
Summit House
Lodge and Cafe
William Kent
Halfway House
Mount Tamalpais
Bolinas Ridge
Bolinas-San Rafael Stage Road

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