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

The McHenry Mansion

 
 
The McHenry Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
1. The McHenry Mansion Marker
Inscription. The McHenry Mansion, built in 1883 by Robert McHenry, prominent local rancher/banker, is a fine example of the Victorian Italianate Style of architecture. In 1923, it was converted into apartments and remained as such until 1976 when the Julio R. Gallo Foundation purchased it and donated it to the City of Modesto for restoration and for community use. The mansion is decorated and furnished with antiques appropriate to the period when Robert and his wife, Matilda, inhabited the mansion (1883 – 1896). Two rooms on the second floor, a bedroom and adjoining sitting room, reflect the period when their son resided in the mansion (1896 – 1906). Today, the mansion is open for tours and is the site of many weddings, receptions and special events.
Dedicated September 23, 2006
E Clampus Vitus 58
Ron Grider
Nobel Grand Humbug

 
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Chapter No.58.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.599′ N, 120° 59.665′ W. Marker is in Modesto, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 15th Street and "I" Street. Click for map.
The McHenry Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
2. The McHenry Mansion Marker
Marker is located at the Southwest corner of the mansion gardens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 15th Street, Modesto CA 95354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Paper Boy (within shouting distance of this marker); Modesto – Stanislaus County Seat (approx. mile away); The Guns Are Silent (approx. mile away); Modesto War Memorial (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Modesto War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Silent City (approx. 0.7 miles away); Modesto Pioneer Cemetery (approx. mile away); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Modesto.
 
Regarding The McHenry Mansion. This site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 04/04/1978.
 
Also see . . .
1. The McHenry Mansion. The home of Robert and Matilda McHenry (Submitted on May 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Historic McHenry Mansion. Shortly after building the Mansion, McHenry founded the First National Bank of Modesto. He also was named first board president of the Modesto Irrigation District. From 1884 to 1887, the home at 15th and I Streets was opened to the community
Signs Displayed on Streets at the Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
3. Signs Displayed on Streets at the Mansion
on New Year's Day, a practice that many of the wealthier homeowners also took part in. (Submitted on May 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The McHenry Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
4. The McHenry Mansion and Marker
The McHenry Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
5. The McHenry Mansion
The McHenry Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
6. The McHenry Mansion
Southern Side of Mansion
The McHenry Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1880's
7. The McHenry Mansion
The McHenry Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
8. The McHenry Mansion
Looking Southeast
The McHenry Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
9. The McHenry Mansion
Looking Northeast
 
 
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