Old 62 Bar

Address 62 So. C Street, this building had two commercial spaces. Moses Wertheimer a German Jewish immigrant owner of a San Francisco cigar factory was in the south half of the building in 1868. It operated until the mid 1890’s. North half was a saloon from 1864 to early 1900’s. In 1930’s C. Pucinelli merged halves and reopened as the Old 62 Bar.

This was a dingy one-bit saloon with a cat-house through the back door.  Unlike most brothels where you didn’t pay for sex, instead, you paid for champagne that was hugely overpriced.  It was genteel.

Location. 39° 18.538′ N, 119° 39.011′ W. At the intersection of C Street (Nevada Route 341) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling south on C Street. Click for map. 290 C Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.