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

The Bohn Building

John Augustus Bohn

 

—City Attorney of Benicia 1948-1968 —

 
The Bohn Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 25, 2009
1. The Bohn Building Marker
Inscription. Architect and driving force behind the modernization of Highway 780, the first State Capitol Building, the Benicia State Park, First Street Development, the Benicia City Water System, and the Benicia Industrial Park.

He gave his vision, his determination, and his energy so that the City of Benicia might achieve its potential.

Dedicated July 18, 1991
 
Erected 1991.
 
Location. 38° 2.979′ N, 122° 9.512′ W. Marker is in Benicia, California, in Solano County. Marker is at the intersection of First Street and East G Street on First Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 638 First Street, Benicia CA 94510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founders of Benicia (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Semple (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Antonio M. De LaGuerra 1825 – ‘81 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fischer-Hanlon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Solano Hotel
The Bohn Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 25, 2009
2. The Bohn Building
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merritt House C. 1869 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Benicia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is attached to the First Street side of the building, to the right of the window.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Bohn Building - California State Historic Preservation Office Statement. "This two-story commercial bank building follows a common form developed for bank architecture in the 19th century. The building, constructed in 1882, is two-story with terra cotta detailing. Wrapping around the block at the intersection of First and G Streets, it is an excellent example of the corner commercial building form which played an important role in defining business districts in small towns and neighborhood commercial centers from the 1870’s through the 1940’s...." (Submitted on December 27, 2009.) 

2. John Augustus Bohn, Sr. (1911-1986), Noted Attorney. A short biography of John A. Bohn, Sr., by Michael Colbruno, as part of his Lives of the Dead: Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland series of biographies of notable persons interred in Mountain View Cemetery. (Submitted on December 27, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 583 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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