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Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Isaac De Turk 1843 - 1896

 
 
Issac De Turk 1843 - 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson
1. Issac De Turk 1843 - 1896 Marker
Inscription. Isaac De Turk came to Santa Rosa from Indiana in 1858. The son of a viticulturist, he was one of the first to appreciate the favorable conditions for growing wine grapes in this area and in 1862 established Belle Mount Vineyards at the foot of Bennet Peak. He was also prominent in horse breeding and racing circles and constructed this round barn across the street from his winery as part of his business ventures. In 1884 he was one of a consortium of civic leaders who constructed the 2000 seat Athenaeum, Santa Rosa’s first theater that could accommodate larger crowds necessary to attract performers of national prominence.
 
Erected 2000 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 and Yerby Buena Chapter #1 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 26.446′ N, 122° 43.497′ W. Marker is in Santa Rosa, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Donahue Street north of Boyce Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 859 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee Bros. Building - 1906 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Luther Burbank Home
Issac De Turk 1843 - 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson
2. Issac De Turk 1843 - 1896 Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hogan Building (approx. 6 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hood House (approx. 8 miles away); Cotati Downtown Plaza (approx. 8 miles away); Washoe House (approx. 8.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Rosa.
 
More about this marker. De Turk Round Barn is located at DeTurk Round Barn Park bounded by Prince, Decker, Boyce and Donahue Streets. The granite used in the monument was salvaged from the City of Santa Rosa Corporation Yard where it had been stored since the Sonoma County Courthouse was demolished in the late 1960’s.
 
Regarding Isaac De Turk 1843 - 1896. This barn is truely round and not ten or twelve sided as some so called round barns are.
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Rocky Towner was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Monument designed by John Dolzadell,
Issac De Turk Round Barn image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 7, 2006
3. Issac De Turk Round Barn
The marker is visible to the right of this view.
NGH #35. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson, NGH #10.
    — Submitted April 23, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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