Thursday, September 21, 2006

CA Historical Landmark #153

Old State Capitol
California State Historical Landmark #153

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This landmark is located on the northwest corner of 1st and G Streets, Benicia, California. There are 13 other California State Historical Landmarks in Solano County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 03.010 W 122° 09.539.

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Erected in 1852, this historic building was ostensibly intended for Benicia City Hall. Offered as the state capitol and promptly accepted, it had that honor from February 4, 1853 to February 25, 1854. Deeded to the state in 1951, it was one of the four locations of the "capitol on wheels".

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