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1854 City Hall and Waterworks

 
 
1854 City Hall and Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
1. 1854 City Hall and Waterworks Marker
Inscription.  

The original building was completed in the spring of 1854 at a cost of $120,000. It housed the City Waterworks, its Superintendent and Tapper, and the City offices for Mayor, Council, Secretary, Marshall, Police, Collector, Assessor, Surveyor, and Recorder, including the courtroom, jury room, sleeping quarters for policemen, and City Jail.
 
Location. 38° 35.085′ N, 121° 30.299′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located to the left of the entrance to the Sacramento History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 "I" 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. 1854 Flagpole (here, next to this marker); Prisoner of the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento's Original Level (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Theatre (about 400 feet away); Sacramento's Early Waterfront (about 400 feet away); New England Seed Store (about 500 feet away); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Additional comments.
Entrance to the History Museum and the City Hall and Waterworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
2. Entrance to the History Museum and the City Hall and Waterworks Marker

1. Sacramento’s History Online (www.sacramentohistory.org) records:
Sacramento History Timeline
1854 –
Sacramento's first public water supply becomes available from the construction of the City Hall and Waterworks Building (now the site of the Discovery Museum in Old Sacramento).
    — Submitted March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. City Attorney’s Office
When the original building was completed the city offices moved into the second floor. The City Attorney’s office was located here until 1858 when the City and County were merged. Then after the city and county separated, the City Attorney was housed in a private law office until 1885, when the office moved back into this building. In about 1900 the City Hall was moved to 328 J Street, however the City Attorney’s Office remained here. Then in 1902 S. Luke Hall was elected to the office and he used his own private law offices during his tenure. In 1911 the current City Hall was opened and by 1914 the City Attorney’s office was located in the new City Hall.
    — Submitted March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories.
Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
3. Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building
Government & PoliticsNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
The "New" City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
4. The "New" City Hall
This building is now the "old" City Hall, as a new modern building has been erected behind this one.
Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
5. Site and Replica of the City Hall and Waterworks Building
The Sacramento History Museum
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on March 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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