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Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Briggs-Stelling Mansion

Heritage Landmark

 
 
Briggs-Stelling Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Briggs-Stelling Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Originally constructed in the 1870's for pioneer orchardist and vintner George Briggs, the mansion underwent extensive reconstruction in the 1920's at the hand of Henry Stelling, another accomplished orchardist. Under Mrs. Stelling's care, the gardens surrounding the 2-1/2 story mission style mansion became a showcase.
 
Erected 1992 by Sunnyvale Heritage Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 21.346′ N, 122° 2.782′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Springfield Terrace west of Pome Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 Springfield Terrace, Sunnyvale CA 94087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Collins-Scott Winery (approx. half a mile away); William Wright Ranch (approx. 0.7 miles away); Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vintage Sundial (approx.
Briggs-Stelling Mansion Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. Briggs-Stelling Mansion Marker - wide view
Between the trees, the fence, and the shrubbery, there is little to see of the subject property.
1.2 miles away); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (approx. 1.2 miles away); Antique Entry Gate (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heritage Park Museum (approx. 1.2 miles away); Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
Also see . . .  Local Landmarks (City of Sunnyvale). "Originally constructed in the 1870's for George H. Briggs and extensively reconstructed in the 1920's for the Henry S. Stelling family, the mansion recounts the history of Sunnyvale. Briggs was one of the earliest pioneers who came from Boston in 1854. Stelling, the son of one of San Jose's first orchardists, grew pears and award winning cherries. Under his wife's care, the gardens surrounding the mansion became a showcase." (Submitted on August 17, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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