California Historic Landmarks

Home of Lola Montez

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Landmark Number: 292
Location: 248 Mill Street, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Marker Plaque: one or more plaques placed by civic organizations or other groups

Description

From California Historical Landmarks:

Lola was born in Limerick, Ireland on July 3, 1818, as María Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert. After living in England and on the continent, Lola came to New York in 1851 and settled in Grass Valley in 1852. It was here she built the only home she ever owned and became friends with Lotta Crabtree, who lived up the street. Lola died January 17, 1861 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, New York.

 

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