The original Tahoe Daily Tribune building was built in 1959. It was designed by Hans “Lutz” Aynedter, a German émigré and ski coach who also participated in the design of the Gunbarrel run at Heavenly Ski Resort.
Its successor Tahoe Daily Tribune building was built in the 1970’s, following the demolition of the first building. The original front elevation, facing Harrison Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard, is hand-rendered. It reflects a modern yet practical roofline and chunky, angular columns.
When I walked into the building for the first time in June of