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
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.
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.