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

1854 City Hall and Waterworks

 
 
1854 City Hall and Waterworks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
1. 1854 City Hall and Waterworks Marker
Inscription. The original building was completed in the spring of 1854 at a cost of $120,000. It housed the City Waterworks, its Superintendent, and Tapper, and the City offices for Mayor, Council, Secretary, Marshall, Police, Collector, Assessor, Surveyor, and Recorder, including the courtroom, jury room, sleeping quarters for policemen, and City Jail.
 
Location. 38° 35.082′ N, 121° 30.3′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is located to the left of the entrance to the Sacramento History Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 "I" Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prisoner of the River (within shouting distance of this marker); New England Seed Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booth Building (about 500 feet away); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 600 feet away); The Pony Express (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 700 feet away); Freight on the Move (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  The History Museum. The History Museum (formerly
Entrance to the History Museum and the City Hall and Waterworks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
2. Entrance to the History Museum and the City Hall and Waterworks Marker
known as the Discovery Museum) is located on the site of the Sacramento City Hall and Waterworks building. The museum building is a replica of the original building which was demolished in 1913. (Submitted on March 12, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Sacramento’s History Online (www.sacramentohistory.org) records:
Sacramento History Timeline
1854 –
Sacramento's first public water supply becomes available from the construction of the City Hall and Waterworks Building (now the site of the Discovery Museum in Old Sacramento).
    — Submitted March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. City Attorney’s Office
When the original building was completed the city offices moved into the second floor. The City Attorney’s office was located here until 1858 when the City and County were merged. Then after the city and county separated, the City Attorney was housed in a private law office until 1885, when the office moved back into this building. In about 1900 the City Hall was moved to 328 J Street, however the City Attorney’s Office remained here. Then in 1902 S. Luke Hall was elected to the office and he used his own private
Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
3. Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building
law offices during his tenure. In 1911 the current City Hall was opened and by 1914 the City Attorney’s office was located in the new City Hall.
    — Submitted March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
The "New" City Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
4. The "New" City Hall
This building is now the "old" City Hall, as a new modern building has been erected behind this one.
Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
5. Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building
The Sacramento History Museum
 
 
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