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Vasquez House

 
 
Vasquez House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
1. Vasquez House Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1856
California Heritage Council Award of Merit
Sonoma League for Historic Preservation
Headquarters
Dedicated May 1, 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Sonoma League for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 17.594′ N, 122° 27.35′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker and Site are located in the El Paseo Complex across from Mission San Francisco Solano. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blue Wing Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Francisco Solano (within shouting distance of this marker); The End of the Mission Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Sonoma Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raising of the Bear Flag (about 300 feet away); The Poppe-Parmelee Building (about 300 feet away); Toscano Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
 
Also see . . .  The General Joseph Hooker House. The General Joseph Hooker House was built in the early 1850's for General "Fighting Joe" Hooker of Civil War fame. Hooker sold the house originally located on First Street West, and the many acres of adjoining land to Catherine Vasquez and her husband, Pedro. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The General Joseph Hooker House
An equestrian statue of Civil War General Joseph Hooker, a native of Hadly, Massachusetts, and original occupant of this house, now stands in the Boston Commons. Accompanying General Persifer Smith during the military occupation of Sonoma, he became owner of the 380 acre Hooker Ranch just north of Sonoma. Known as “Fighting Joe” Hooker during the Civil
A Second Marker at this Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
2. A Second Marker at this Site
Sonoma City Landmark No.3
The Joseph Hooker House
Also Known As The
Vasquez House
Circa 1856
War, he was defeated by Lee in the Battle of Chancellorsville and later dismissed by President Lincoln for prematurally freeing the slaves during his military occupation of Missouri.
The redwood house was donated to the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation and was moved to this site from across town.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
Vasquez House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Diane Phillips
3. Vasquez House Marker
Updated photo of the house. Sign has been changed to say general Joseph Hooker House. Markers are both still there, both on same side.
Vasquez - Joseph Hooker House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
4. Vasquez - Joseph Hooker House
This marker is located to the left of the entrance door. The Sonoma City Historical Landmark No.3 marker is located to the right.
Vasquez House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Diane Phillips
5. Vasquez House Marker
Updated photo of the house. Sign has been changed to say general Joseph Hooker House.
General Joseph Hooker image. Click for full size.
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6. General Joseph Hooker
General Hooker Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By D. Vizzard, March 11, 2009
7. General Hooker Statue
Statue located in Boston as mentioned in comment #1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,345 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California.   4. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California.   6. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   7. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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