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Swiss Hotel

 
 
Swiss Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
1. Swiss Hotel Marker
Inscription. Constructed about 1850 by Don Salvador Vallejo. This adobe adjoined his first Sonoma dwelling built in 1836. Occupied by various pioneers. It was the house in 1861 of Dr. Victor J. Faure, vintner of prize winning wine made from grapes of the Vallejo family vineyards. Later, it became known as the “Swiss Hotel”, because of its use for hotel and restaurant purposes.
 
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 496.)
 
Location. 38° 17.628′ N, 122° 27.478′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Click for map. This marker and site are located across from the The Plaza. Marker is mounted on the front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 West Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sonoma Cheese Factory (a few steps from this marker); Servants Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvador Vallejo Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Toscano Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sonoma Barracks (about 400
Swiss Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
2. Swiss Hotel Marker
feet away); Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (about 400 feet away); The End of the Mission Trail (about 500 feet away); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonoma.
 
Regarding Swiss Hotel. This site designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No 496 on October 17, 1951.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Swiss Hotel. (Submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The Salvador Vallejo Adobe (Swiss Hotel)
Built by Salvador Vallejo, brother of General Vallejo, this two-story Monterey Colonial style adobe was constructed as the Post Commandancia. In the Bear Flag Revolt, Salvador was taken to Sutterís Fort, Sacramento, as prisoner along with General Vallejo, Jacob Leese and Prudon. One of the few remaining original buildings on the Plaza, it has since been extensively remodeled and became the Swiss Hotel in the 1880ís.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure.
    — Submitted
Swiss Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
3. Swiss Hotel
January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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State Historical Landmark Directional Sign at Entrance to Sonoma Plaza Area image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
4. State Historical Landmark Directional Sign at Entrance to Sonoma Plaza Area
Salvador Vallejo image. Click for full size.
Bancroft Library, circa 1865
5. Salvador Vallejo
Swiss Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Zack White
6. Swiss Hotel
Description on Postcard:
The Swiss Hotel is located in Sonoma, California, heart of the Sonoma Valley wine country. Just steps from the historic eight acre Sonoma Plaza. The historic Mission Solano de San Francisco and other early California sites are within a two block walk. Several dozen more wineries, the village of Glen Ellen, Jack London State Park, Infineon Raceway, and also the Napa Valley are all within a short drive.
 
 
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