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The Charles Lais home was built in 1896 and is regarded as one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in the city. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Lais House
  • Charles Lais and his daughter

The Lais House is located in a prominent location in the Old City of Sacramento. The building is 2.5 stories and 6,500 square feet. It is considered one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Old City. Given its age and significant in spite of damage by a fire in 1980, the structure is in remarkably good condition.

At the time that the home was commissioned, Charles Lais was an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Lais family used one floor of the home as their residence and the upper floor for boarding.

The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accessed August 01, 2017. https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/85000358.pdf.