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

Vernon-Brannan House

 
 
Vernon-Brannan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, January 14, 2018
1. Vernon-Brannan House Marker
Inscription.  

Sacramento’s first post office was located on this lot in 1849. In 1853, Henry E. Robinson bought the lot from Samuel Brannan and built this three story brick building, naming it the Jones Hotel. The Sacramento Pioneer Association first organized in this building in 1854. In 1855, it became a boarding house called the Vernon House, owned by Miss O. J. Clark. In 1865, Samuel Brannan bought the building, turned it back into a hotel, and renamed it Brannan House. This building was lifted approximately nine feet in 1865.

State Registered Historical Landmark No. 604

Memorial sponsored by the Estate of Bobbie Jo Castleman, 1926-2013 in cooperation with California State Parks
 
Erected by California State Parks. (Marker Number 604.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 38° 34.994′ N, 121° 30.29′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento

The Vernon-Brannan House image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, January 14, 2018
2. The Vernon-Brannan House
The Marker is visible in the lower corner of the building on the red-brick side facing Firehouse Alley.
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Firehouse Alley and J Street, on the left when traveling west on Firehouse Alley. Marker is located on the southeast corner of the building in Firehouse Alley, between J and K streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112-114 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New England Seed Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Booth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 300 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 300 feet away); Lady Adams Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Vernon-Brannan House window details image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, January 14, 2018
3. Vernon-Brannan House window details
This image highlights the brick work and iron shutters on the east-facing (Firehouse Alley) side of the building.
The Vernon-Brannan House, ca. early 1950s. image. Click for full size.
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4. The Vernon-Brannan House, ca. early 1950s.
This photograph was taken for inclusion in the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Vernon-Brannan House during restoration image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, January 14, 2018
5. Vernon-Brannan House during restoration
An image from an exhibit in the Sacramento History Museum. The direction of the photograph is roughly the same as that of Image 2 above.
Vernon-Brannan House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
6. Vernon-Brannan House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California.   6. submitted on July 6, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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