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Rosenbrock salon, home torn down

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An excavator takes a bite out of the building that once housed Jane's Beauty Salon in Gardnerville.
Daniel Gaughan | Special to The R-C

Jane Rosenbrock opened Jane’s Beauty Salon in her grandfather’s parlor on Feb. 4, 1936.

On Monday, the Gilman Avenue building that was once home to both Rosenbrock and the salon was torn down.

Rosenbrock retired in 1998 at the age of 81 after 62 years operating her business, according to a story appearing in the July 1, 1998, edition of The Record-Courier



She charged 50 cents for a shampoo and a set when she first started out.

She moved out of the house in 1997 and died in November 2001. The home was purchased by Sharkey Begovich after Rosenbrock’s departure, and was part of the sale to Holder Hospitality in 2002. The home has been slated for demolition for years to expand Sharkey’s parking lot at Main Street and Gilman Avenue.



Carson Valley Inn owner Mike Pegram took ownership of the property when Sharkey’s went on the auction block on Dec. 4 and no one bid.

This is the second Gardnerville building belonging to the Rosenbrocks to be demolished. In 1994, the former Outdoorsman, owned by Hank Rosenbrock, was torn down to make way for Gilman Avenue into Chichester Estates.