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

William Wright Ranch

Heritage Landmark

 
 
William Wright Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. William Wright Ranch Marker
Inscription.  Originally part of a 320-acre ranch, this is Sunnyvale's oldest remaining house. It was built c.1862 by William Wright a '49er who left the gold fields to raise grain and stock.
 
Erected 1985 by Sunnyvale Heritage Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 21.292′ N, 122° 3.51′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Cranberry Avenue north of Ticonderoga Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1234 Cranberry Avenue, 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. Briggs-Stelling Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Collins-Scott Winery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blue and Gold Kennel Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Loyola Corners (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Witness Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover (approx. 1.8 miles away);
William Wright Ranch House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. William Wright Ranch House and Marker
Vintage Sundial (approx. 1.8 miles away); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
Also see . . .  Sunnyvale Landmark – Wright Ranch (Sunnyvale Garden). "William Wright’s redwood framed, two story, side-gabled farmhouse is the oldest extant residence in Sunnyvale. Located at 1234 Cranberry Avenue. It probably was constructed in 1862 and certainly prior to 1876, when it appears as an illustration in Thompson and West’s Historical Atlas of Santa Clara County." (Submitted on August 18, 2020.) 
 
William Wright Ranch House (taken from sidewalk) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
3. William Wright Ranch House (taken from sidewalk)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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Feb. 28, 2021