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Will Semple Green House

 
 
Will Semple Green House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
1. Will Semple Green House Marker
Inscription.
Will Semple Green House
Erected 1868
Colusa Historical Marker 11
Dedicated - May 15, 2002

[Supporting plaque below reads]:
Will S. Green Home
California Historical
Landmark 831-1
Prominent Pioneer

 
Erected 2002. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 39° 12.842′ N, 122° 0.578′ W. Marker is in Colusa, California, in Colusa County. Marker is on 6th Street near Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 6th Street, Colusa CA 95932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Colusa County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge H. M. Albery House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. Building (about 500 feet away); Adelade M. Ryerson House--1906 (about 600 feet away); Old Chinatown District--Circa 1890 (about 700 feet away); Our Lady of Lourdes Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Center Section of the Former Colusa Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colusa.
 
More about this marker.
Will Semple Green House image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
2. Will Semple Green House
Constucted in 1868 by Walker, Smith and Gifford, Marysville contractors. Recently restored to its 1880 state by retired judge Richard E. Patton.
Marker is to the immediate right of the front door.

The lower marker refers to California Historical Landmark Number 831, located in Glenn County. That marker commemorates Green's posting of the first water diversion notice on an oak tree on the banks of the Sacramento in December, 1883.
 
Also see . . .  Will S. Green Cottage. The restoration of one of Colusa's oldest residences, by Richard E. Patton, detailing the history and restoration of the house, and a short biography of Will S. Green. (Submitted on March 6, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Will Semple Green House image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 28, 2009
3. Will Semple Green House
The house is notable for being one of the oldest homes extant in Colusa County, as well as for being the home of Will Semple Green (1832-1905), one of Colusa's most famous pioneers. Green is best known for being a newspaper editor, a holder of various political offices, and a major proponent of irrigation in the Sacramento River Valley.
 
 
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