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San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Council House

 
 
The Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 29, 2011
1. The Council House Marker
Inscription. On this site the first public building erected in this county was the Council House. Built by Amasa Lyman and Charles C. Rich in 1853. Built of adobe, it was the central office of the Mormon interests both religious and secular. Later it was our first county court house.

It was two stories, one room below and one above 24x26 feet and surrounded by a white fence. The building stood until 1867 when it was demolished to make way for the Starkey Hotel, a brick building.


 
Erected 1955 by Lugonia Parlor No. 241 Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 34° 6.338′ N, 117° 17.376′ W. Marker was in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker was on North Arrowhead Avenue when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. To Jedediah Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot (approx.
Former Location of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 21, 2018
2. Former Location of Marker
Now missing. No trace of it remains in 2018.
1.2 miles away); World’s First McDonald’s (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Benson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Cannon (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Arrowhead Landmark (approx. 4.4 miles away); Guachama Rancheria (approx. 4.4 miles away); San Bernardino Asistencia (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Bernardino.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Area View. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 21, 2018
3. Area View.
Landscaped area in front of courthouse is where the marker was.
The Council House image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Signature Books Library
4. The Council House
Sketch of the Council House, which stood adjacent to Lyman’s mansion near the present county courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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