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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California State Capitol

 
 
California State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. California State Capital Marker
Inscription.
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION – 1860 – 1874
Miner F. Butler – Won Design Competition, 1860
Ruben Clark, Supervising Architect, 1860 – 1865
Gordon P. Cummings, Supervising Architect, 1865 – 1870
Kenitzer & Bennett, Supervising Architect, 1870 – 1871
Gordon P. Cummings, Supervising Architect, 1872 – 1874


RESTORED AND STRUCTURALLY STRENGHTENED – 1975 – 1982
Authorized by:
AB 2071, Assemblyman Leon Ralph, 1975
AB 1547, Senator Lou Cusanovich, 1980


CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE
Chairman, Joint Rules Committee
Louis J. Papan


PRESIDENT PRO TEMP OF THE SENATE
James R. Mills, 1975 – 1980
David A. Roberti, 1980 – 1982


SENATE RULES COMMITTEE
Ray Johnson, Vice Chairman

SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY
Leo T. McCarthy, 1975 – 1980
Willie L. Brown, 1980 – 1982


ASSEMBLY RULES COMMITTEE
William H. Lancaster, Vice Chairman

GOVERNOR
Edmond G. Brown, Jr.

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Leonard M. Grimes Jr., Director, 1975 – 1977
David
California State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2008
2. California State Capital Marker
E. Janssen, Director, 1977 – 1982
John C. Worsley, FAIA, Supervising Architect,
Dale E. Dwyer, AIA, Deputy Supervising Architect


ARCHITECT
Welton Becket Associates
Robert B. Mathews, Project Director
Ray Girvigian, FAIA, Historical Consultant


STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
URS/John A. Blume, & Associates
Lloyd A. Lee, Project Director


CONTRACTOR
Continental Heller Corporation/Swinerton & Walberg Co.
Michael J. Heller, Chairman of the Board
Charles H. Kurtz, Project Manager

 
Location. 38° 34.596′ N, 121° 29.632′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the wall at the main entrance to the State Capital Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Streets, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California State Capitol Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sisters of Mercy (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Sisters of Mercy (about 300 feet away); California’s Historic Capitol (about 300 feet away); The California Peace Officers Memorial
1978 Photo of Capital Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 27, 1978
3. 1978 Photo of Capital Building
While Going Through Renovation
(about 400 feet away); California Mexican-American War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Pinus Pinea (about 500 feet away); Kenneth L. Maddy (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding California State Capitol. Also see the "Nearby Marker" California’s Historic Capital for additional information.

This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.872.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Capital Building - Sacramento. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Golden State Images – California State Capital. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. California State Capital Museum. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Eastern Side of the California State Capital Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2008
4. Eastern Side of the California State Capital Building
California State Capital Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
5. California State Capital Building
California State Capital Building Under Construction image. Click for full size.
California State Library - Archives, circa 1866
6. California State Capital Building Under Construction
On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state. The capital started out in San Jose, then moved to Vallejo, then Benicia, and then to Sacramento. Due to flooding in 1862 the capital was temporarily moved to San Francisco (January to May). In May, the capital was moved back to Sacramento. Construction began on the Capital Building on September 24, 1860 and fourteen years later the building was completed.
 
 
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