“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tustin in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Hewes Mansion

Built 1881

Hewes Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 17, 2008
1. Hewes Mansion Marker
Inscription. This 14-room Victorian mansion was built by prominent California pioneer David Hewes (1822-1915). Known as the "Maker of San Francisco," he donated golden spike at Promontory Point and contributed greatly to local civic church, and agricultural development.
Erected 1976 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 33° 44.533′ N, 117° 49.573′ W. Marker is in Tustin, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of South B Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South B Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 South B Street, Tustin CA 92780, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Advent Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Red Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Episcopal Church of the Messiah (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Santa Ana's Birthplace (approx. 2.5 miles away);
Hewes Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 17, 2008
2. Hewes Mansion
Orange County Courthouse (approx. 2.5 miles away); Grijalva Adobe Site (approx. 4.6 miles away); Michelle Carew Community Courtyard (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Hewes Cast a Gold Spike to Help Link East to West. When Hewes learned that no commemorative was planned for the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, he had a 5 5/8-inch long, 14.03 ounce, 17.6 carat gold spike cast and engraved with “May God continue the unity of our Country as the Railroad Unites the two great Oceans of the World,” names of Central Pacific officials and “The Last Spike.” (Submitted on December 1, 2011.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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