Monday, February 25, 2008

California Historical Landmark #604

Site of Sam Brannan House
California State Historical Landmark #604

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This landmark is located at 112 J Street in Old Sacramento, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.991 W 121° 30.290.

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California Historical Landmark #604

Sacramento's first post office was located on this lot in 1849.  In 1853, Henry E. Robinson bought the lot from Samuel Brannan and built this three story brick building. Naming it the Jones Hotel. The Sacramento Pioneer Association first organized in this building in 1854. In 1855, it became a boarding house called the Vernon House, owned by Miss O. J. Clark. In 1865, Samuel Brannan bought the building, turned it back into a hotel, and renamed it Brannan House. This building was lifted approximately nine feet in 1865.

This building, erected by Henry E. Robinson in 1853 on land owned by Sam Brannan, was used as the first meeting place of the Pioneer Association and other organizations of early days.

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