“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Scott House

The Scott House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Gunshow Sanchez, August 3, 2019
1. The Scott House Marker
Inscription.  Hiram Daniel Scott built the Scott House in 1853 for his father Daniel Scott, stepmother Nancy Parcher Scott and their extended family. The Scotts came from Maine and owned interests in shipbuilding, West Indies trading and lumber mills. Hiram had come West on a ship in 1847 and started a new life in Santa Cruz. Starting with a sizable strike in the Gold Rush and then through several other business Scott was able to purchase the 4,437-acre Rancho Saint Augustine, and he signed his deed on Sept. 9th 1850, the same date that California became a state. The Rancho encompassed much of present day Scotts Valley.

The house is one of the oldest wood structures still standing in Santa Cruz County. Built out of locally milled redwood in the Greek revival style, with doors and windows shipped around the horn. Scott used mortise and tenon construction techniques, much like the ships built by his family in Maine. It originally stood at Scotts Valley drive but was moved up the hill in 1936 to accommodate the new Los Gatos Highway. The one and half story home has a kitchen, dining room, parlor, two bedrooms and a large unfinished attic area. In
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1977 the Scott House was restored thanks to the collaborative efforts of Arch McDonald and Steve Dorsa who donated the old house and the land, the Scotts Valley Historical Society, the city of Scotts Valley and other Community groups.

Dedicated August 3rd, 2019
El Viceroy Marques de Branciforte Ch. 1797, E Clampus Vitus, Scotts Valley Historic Society
Erected 2019 by E Clampus Vitus El Viceroy Marques de Branciforte Ch. 1797, Scotts Valley Historic Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1850.
Location. 37° 2.951′ N, 122° 1.104′ W. Marker is in Scotts Valley, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west. This marker is in front of the Scott House on MacDorsa Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotts Valley CA 95066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Scott House (a few steps from this marker); The Mystery Spot (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Lt. John C. Fremont Tree (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wagon Top Boiler
Hiram D. Scott image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Cirner
2. Hiram D. Scott
(approx. 2˝ miles away); Heisler / Shay / Climax Locomotive (approx. 2˝ miles away); Roaring Camp Covered Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); Felton Covered Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Cremer House (approx. 3 miles away).
The Scott House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Cirner
3. The Scott House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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