This is Pacific House, guessing sometime in the 1920s. Pacific House is just east of Freshpond on Highway 50. It was a bustling place back in the late 1800s and early 20th Century as the highway passed right in front of the building. In the 1800's it was a stopping spot for people traveling along Johnson's Cut-Off Trail, which climbed up here after crossing the Brockliss Bridge over The American River.
This photo shows just how busy the old Lincoln Highway could get, complete with a cop with high boots walking the cars parked partially in the highway. Today the building exists but is in the midst of slowly falling down.
Photo from: Donner Summit Historical Society, Norm Sayler Collection.