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Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento

 
 
Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento Marker
Inscription. Sacramento’s first county courthouse, formerly located on this site, served as California’s State Capital from January 16, 1852 to May 4, 1852 for the third session of the legislature and from March 1, 1854 to May 15, 1854 for the fifth session. Destroyed by fire on July 13, 1854, it was rebuilt in less than six months. The second courthouse served as the Capital from 1855 – 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.
 
Erected 2007 by California State Parks in cooperation with the Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation, June 27, 2007. (Marker Number 869.)
 
Location. 38° 34.957′ N, 121° 29.824′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of "I" Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on "I" Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the front of the current Sacramento County Jail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Folsom Powerhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Hall
Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento Marker
(about 600 feet away); Sacramento Pioneers Society (about 600 feet away); Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast (about 700 feet away); Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. J. Stevens Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Pacific’s Other Big Four (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. George Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.869 on January 11, 1974.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sacramento County Courthouse – Built 1910. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Sacramento County's Courthouses by Lawrence A. Schei. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento Marker
Postcard Image of Court House and Hall of Records Photo, Click for full size
By Edward H. Mitchell Publishing, S.F., circa Unknown
4. Postcard Image of Court House and Hall of Records
This Court House was used as the second State Capitol. The state rented the building until moving to the current Capitol in 1869. The building served Sacramento until the 1960's when a new Court House was built. The original structure on I Street has disappeared and a new county jail now stands on the property.

(Note: There is no description or postmark on postcard. Requires 1 cent stamp for domestic and 2 cents for foreign.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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