Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This building was the home of the Booth Company, a wholesale grocery business and its founder Newton Booth, lawyer, writer, lecturer, and politician. Booth served as State Senator 1862-1863, and lived here while Governor of California 1871-1875 and United States Senator 1875-1881. His Inaugural Ball as governor was held in a ballroom on the second floor. The platform on the roof of the building was used to signal ships approaching Sacramento in order to purchase the cargo before the ships arrived at the dock, thus getting a jump on his competitors.
Erected 2008 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Duane R. Gavin, Grand President, August 30, 2008. (Marker Number 2008-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 34.996′ N, 121° 30.329′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Front Street when traveling south. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Old Sacramento State Historic Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1015-17 Front Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon-Brannan House (within shouting distance of this marker); New England Seed Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento's Early Waterfront (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site (about 300 feet away); Freight on the Move (about 300 feet away); Lady Adams Building (about 300 feet away); Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . An Illustrated History of Sacramento – Newton Booth. By Hon. Win. J. Davis, Lewis Publishing Co., 1890. Page 287-289., Transcribed by Marla Fitzimmons. (Submitted on January 28, 2009.)
1. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 596 on May 22, 1957.
Statement of Significance:
This is the site of the store and home of Newton Booth, Governor of California 1871-1873 and U.S. Senator 1873-1879.
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