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Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dunbar House

 
 
Dunbar House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
1. Dunbar House Marker
Inscription.  Built by Willis Dunbar for his bride. He was superintendant of the Union Water Company. On the original property were the lumber office and sheds of the Dunbar Lumber Company, built on the site of A. Sleeper & Co.’s lumberyard which Dunbar purchased in the 1860’s. House is a lovely example of the Italianate building style, which were many times rectangular. To the rear of the house there is a gable ended kitchen extension. The siding is shiplap and the property is surrounded by a picket fence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 38° 8.225′ N, 120° 27.548′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Jones Street near Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 Jones Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Valente Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Batten-Davies Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphys' Oldest Wooden Home (about 400 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Buena Vista Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Murphys Grammar School (about 500 feet away); Murphys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murphy Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stangetti – Solari – Cademartori Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
 
Dunbar House Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
2. Dunbar House Entrance
The marker is just to the right of the door.
Dunbar House - View from NW Corner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
3. Dunbar House - View from NW Corner
Dunbar House (1880) - NE Corner View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
4. Dunbar House (1880) - NE Corner View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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