JIM AND ERLINDA VINDLER stand in the office of their real estate business they moved to the "mustard" side of old city hall, also know as the Emigrant Jane building, after renovating the downstairs portion. The catsup side, also known Confidence Hall, remains unoccupied because of a crack in the brick wall. The Vindlers hope to raise funds to paint the building and begin renovation of Confidence Hall. Democrat photos by Pat Dollins


Vindler renovating old city hall

By From page A1 | April 30, 2014

There’ll be a hot time in old city hall on May 3 as the first in a series of fundraisers by Jim and Erlinda Vindler of Vindler Real Estate kicks off behind the building, from 5-9 p.m. Old city hall, nicknamed the catsup and mustard building for the color scheme, is actually two buildings that share a wall. In January, the city of Placerville, owner of the building, leased the first floor of the mustard side of the building, built by Jane Stuart in 1862, to Vindler Real Estate and Acquisitions. The catsup side of the building, Confidence Hall, is not part of the lease due to structural safety issues, but the Vindlers plan to help in its restoration while working on the Immigrant Jane building.

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