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Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield House

The Path of History

 
 
Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 2, 2013
1. Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield House Marker
Inscription. This home housed three families of historical significance. B.G. Lathrop who had the house built in 1863 was San Mateo Countyís first clerk-recorder and assessor, serving until 1864 when he became Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for San Mateo County. He was an original director, secretary and treasurer of the Southern Pacific, and was instrumental in bringing the railroad through Redwood City to San Jose.

General Patrick E. Connor, the second owner, was a Civil War general; his troops kept the trails open for westward pioneers, and his presence helped keep Utah a Union territory during the Civil War. He is also known as the father of Utah mining. Connorís wife was a Redwood City native.

Joel Mansfield, a three-term San Mateo County Sheriff, purchased the house in 1905 and moved the structure to its present location, 627 Hamilton. The house had two prior locations, with the original site situated where the Fox Theatre is now, at 2223 Broadway.

The Lathrop House is a beautiful example of Carpenter or Steamboat Gothic style that includes seven gables with spires, a veranda, carriage porch, and quatrefoil ornamental along the eaves and over the front porch.
 
Erected by Redwood Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
 
Location.
Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 2, 2013
2. Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield House
The marker is behind the group of people standing in front of the Lathrop House.
37° 29.279′ N, 122° 13.8′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Hamilton Street south of Bradford Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 Hamilton Street, Redwood City CA 94063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lathrop House (here, next to this marker); California Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named California Square (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old" San Mateo County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Old San Mateo County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); New Sequoia/Fox Theatre (about 600 feet away); Fox Theater (about 600 feet away); Former Site of Sequoia High School (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Redwood City.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 313 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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