San Dimas in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Dimas Hotel
— 1887 —
Designed by respected architects Joseph C. Newsom and his brother Samuel, the two and one-half story hotel was built in the Eastlake style. The San Jose Land Company began construction in 1885, but by the time it was completed in 1887, the Southern California land boom had collapsed. The hotel would never have a paying guest. Following attempts to give it away, the building was sold in 1889 to Mr. and Mrs. James W. Walker of Kentucky. They made it their family home, and for nearly ninety years, six generations of Walker descendants lived there.
Following the leadership of the Festival of Western Arts, community interest in preserving the house intensified and resulted in its purchase by the City of San Dimas in 2000.
Sponsor: San Dimas Festival of Western Arts.
In 1972 placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2009 by San Dimas Historical Society. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 N San Dimas Ave, San Dimas CA 91773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Dimas Sheriff’s Station (a few steps from this marker); San Dimas Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jose Division Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the San Dimas Telephone Exchange (about 300 feet away); First Residence in San Dimas (about 400 feet away); San Dimas Fruit Exchange (about 400 feet away); San Dimas Grain Company (about 400 feet away); The Bank of San Dimas (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Dimas.
Regarding San Dimas Hotel. Walker House is home to the San Dimas Historical Society, open Tues & Thur 1 - 4, and a restaurant, open Tues - Sat.
Also see . . . San Dimas Historical Society and Walker House. (Submitted on December 28, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.