This is the door to my town’s oldest restaurant, Casa Orinda. It’s been in the same location for 84 years, predating the freeway through town, the tunnel that leads to the town and the town itself. It’s founder, John Snow, was a cowboy from Montana and thus it’s interior boasts of a mahogany bar, hand-carved reliefs and an antique gun collection. Although the ambiance has been described as “spaghetti western,” their signature dish is Southern Fried Chicken.
Across the street from Casa Orinda sits the De Laveaga Train Station which is only a landmark today. However from this spot, the short lived California and Nevada railroad hauled produce from the valley over the hills and to the docks.
It’s a very tiny structure but then the railway only catered to passengers in its final years. Today it remains locked.
I’m sure you’ll all be welcome over at Norms’ Place for his weekly #ThursdayDoors challenge.