Originally built in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War and at the height of Gold Rush, the Weaverville Hotel was then called Condon's Saloon (with rooms in back?) Rebuilt after a fire in 1863, it was renamed the Empire Hotel. It last burned to the ground in 1880. When fire gutted the second floor in 1910 and a change of ownership in 1914 that the upstairs was restored and the hotel resumed full services. You can still see the burn marks on the stairs, a result of that 1910 fire. Ghosts? Probably a few I could name, including a 15 year old grand daughter of former Irish owners, John and Margaret Bergin.