An example of period architecture is the J.S. Cain Residence. James Stuart Cain started a barge and lumber business, transporting lumber to the Bodie mines via Mono Lake. His success at lumber, freighting, and the Bodie Railroad and Lumber Company preceded a venture into mining. A successful lease from Standard Mine and Mill led to Cain's eventual ownership of the Standard after a legal battle. Cain's business life ranks among Bodie's many success stories.