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

China Cabin

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China Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 11, 2020
1. China Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This elegant Victorian social hall from the paddle steamer China was salvaged in 1886 when the wood ship became obsolete and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. To provide a historic glimpse of old-world luxury, Landmarks painstakingly restored the period interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes and brass chandeliers with crystal prisms. The Cabin is a National Maritime Monument.
 
Erected by Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 37° 52.394′ N, 122° 27.732′ W. Marker is in Belvedere, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 Beach Road, Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Henry Webb (here, next to this marker); Pacific Mail Steamship China (here, next to this marker); Looking Back at Belvedere
China Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 11, 2020
2. China Cabin and Marker
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1870’s Ranch Shed (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1890’s Drawbridge Gatehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1906 Arks Victorian Influence (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1890 Folk Victorian Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1920 Folk Victorian Dwelling (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belvedere.
 
Also see . . .
1. China Cabin (Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society). (Submitted on August 11, 2020.)
2. China Cabin (Atlas Obscura). (Submitted on August 11, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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