In 1908, David Knoch, a pioneer merchant of Susanville, had this modest home constructed on the corner of Roop and Nevada Streets. With the exception of the Bunnell house on the corner of Roop and North Streets, the western frontage of that block had always been vacant. When Knoch opened up the property, three Queen Anne style homes were built shortly thereafter. After Knoch’s death in 1911, the house was sold to John T. Long. It would remain in that family for three generations, later the home of Long’s daughter, Maude Tombs, and Maude’s daughter, Nadene Wemple.