Domenghini General Store

The Domenghini General Store is the oldest building in Mountain Ranch. Built in 1856 by a man named Pagani, this structure was built from stone, adobe and hand-hewn beams and has a full basement. The building material was dug from nearby Adobe Gulch which is located just south of town. The walls are twenty-four inches thick, and combined with the iron shutters, the building is practically fire-proof. Inside is a wooden plank floor with glass windows inlaid to provide light to the basement below. The Domenghini family purchased the building in 1872, using it as a saloon, pool hall and dance hall until 1901.