The Louis Foerster Hotel
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The Louis Foerster Hotel, later known as the Foster House (shown on the right in the photo next to the Ruprecht Hotel on the left), was constructed for use as a lumberjack boarding house and consisted of two large buildings. One was for sleeping and dining. The other was a dance hall, saloon, and a small bank.
Carl Pickert operated the Foster House saloon. He purchased the hotel from Louis Foerster about 1920. The Pickert Hotel buildings were demolished in 1930; only the front sidewalk remains. Pickert Park was dedicated on the site in the summer of 1955 as part of Arcadia's 75th Anniversary Celebration.