Starting out as a respectable boarding house, the Senate evolved into a notorious saloon where Pacific Avenue prostitutes flaunted their finery. The simple brick one-story box on a stone foundation rising to windowsill level was restored in the 1960s as a bar and restaurant under the original name. It retains the brass footrail, spittoons, pressed metal ceiling, and plank floor of the original interior but never regained a second story lost to fire.
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