Wednesday, October 22, 2008

California Historical Landmark #869

Site of the First and Second State Capitols
at Sacramento

California State Historical Landmark #869

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This landmark is located at the northwest corner of 7th and I Streets, Sacramento, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.957 W 121° 29.825.

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Sacramento's first County Courthouse, formerly located on this site, served as California's State Capitol from January 16, 1852 to May 4, 1852 and from March 1, 1854 to May 15, 1854, when it housed the third and fifth sessions of the State Legislature. Destoryed by fire on July 13, 1854, it was rebuilt in less than six months. The second courthouse served as the capitol from 1855 to 1869 when a transition began to the current statehouse. A third courthouse occupied this site and remained until replaced by the county jail in 1989.


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