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

Booth Building

 
 
Booth Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 28, 2009
1. Booth Building Marker
Inscription. This building was the home of the Booth Company, a wholesale grocery business and its founder Newton Booth, lawyer, writer, lecturer, and politician. Booth served as State Senator 1862-1863, and lived here while Governor of California 1871-1875 and United States Senator 1875-1881. His Inaugural Ball as governor was held in a ballroom on the second floor. The platform on the roof of the building was used to signal ships approaching Sacramento in order to purchase the cargo before the ships arrived at the dock, thus getting a jump on his competitors.
 
Erected 2008 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Duane R. Gavin, Grand President, August 30, 2008. (Marker Number 2008-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.996′ N, 121° 30.329′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Front Street when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located within the bounderies of the Old Sacramento State Historic District. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1015-17 Front Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New England Seed Store (within
Booth Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 28, 2009
2. Booth Building Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Freight on the Move (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Adams Building (about 300 feet away); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 400 feet away); The Pony Express (about 400 feet away); Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope” (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. An Illustrated History of Sacramento – Newton Booth. By Hon. Win. J. Davis, Lewis Publishing Co., 1890. Page 287-289., Transcribed by Marla Fitzimmons. (Submitted on January 28, 2009.) 

2. Governors of California – Newton Booth. Born in Indiana in 1825, Newton Booth was a lawyer who came to California and enjoyed success as a wholesale grocer. (Submitted on January 28, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 596 on May 22, 1957.
Statement
The Booth Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 28, 2009
3. The Booth Building
of Significance:

This is the site of the store and home of Newton Booth, Governor of California 1871-1873 and U.S. Senator 1873-1879.
    — Submitted January 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Booth Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 11, 2009
4. Booth Building
Newton Booth Photo, Click for full size
By SF Museum
5. Newton Booth
Newton Booth Burial Site image, Click for more information
By Syd Whittle
6. Newton Booth Burial Site
Located at the Sacramento City Cemetery
Click for more information.
 
 
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