Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Charles Copeland Morse Residence
Erected 1977 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation/ City of Santa Clara Historical Landmarks Commission and Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 904.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 21.114′ N, 121° 56.729′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Fremont Street just east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 981 Fremont Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morse Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell – Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator Franck House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Hichborn House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Saxe Office Building (about 500 feet away); Johnson House (about 500 feet away); Field House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Clara.
Regarding Charles Copeland Morse Residence. From the Historic Santa Clara Walking Tour Stop #7
"The gem of Santa Clara, the Morse Mansion was built in 1892 for Charles Copeland Morse, founder of the Morse Seed Company. The house "that seeds built" is a beautiful Queen Anne building, with faceted glass windows, lovely floors, fireplaces, a full basement, and a glassed-in porch. The original carriage house is located in the rear.
Also see . . .
1. Ferry-Morse Seed Company - history. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Charles Copeland Morse House. In 1892 Charles Copeland Morse, "The American Seed King" who co-founded the giant Ferry-Morse Seed Co., completed the house of his dreams. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Buildings •
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