Sea Gull Inn Yesterday
George Switzer was born in Kingston,
Ontario, Canada in 1838 and came to San Francisco with
his brother John in the early 1860s.
In 1870, George married Elizabeth
Hopkins and in 1871 they bought ranch property in Westport,
a town 25 miles north of Mendocino. George sold the
ranch in 1876 and they moved to Mendocino, and with
Alex W. Boyd bought the livery stable on Lansing Street
from W.H. Kelley.
In the 1900s the house was sold
to the Asa Bishops, then to a Mrs. Honeywell who in
1960 sold to the Martin Halls. The Halls operated it
as an inn in the 1960s.
They sold it to Anita Klaus,
and she in turn sold it to David and Cathy Jones and
Marlene McIntyre in 1984. In 1986 David and Cathy Jones
sold their share to Marlene.
In June of 2007, Marlene sold
to Jim and Ayla Douglas (pictured here) who
had been guests at the Inn since 1992.