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Anaheim in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mother Colony House

 
 
Mother Colony House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, January 25, 2012
1. Mother Colony House Marker
Inscription.  
This house was built in 1857 by Mr. Geo. Hansen the promoter of that little colony of Germans who founded what is now the City of Anaheim, and originally stood on N. Los Angeles St. between Chartres & Cypress Sts.

The building was a gift from Mr. E.E. Beazley and the lot on which it now stands was donated by Marie Horstmann Dwyer in memory of her parents who were pioneers and purchased the land October 1st, 1860.

That the pioneers of Anaheim and what they did for us shall not be forgotten this house is preserved by the Mother Colony Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Erected by Mother Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ImmigrationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1830.
 
Location. 33° 50.175′ N, 117° 55.686′ W. Marker is in Anaheim, California, in Orange County. Marker is on West Street near
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Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling north. The Colony House and marker are located at Founders Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 N West St, Anaheim CA 92801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Mother Colony House (here, next to this marker); Architectural Sampler (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Mother Colony House (a few steps from this marker); A Utopian Dream (within shouting distance of this marker); Outdoor Living (within shouting distance of this marker); Wind and Water / Anaheim Agriculture (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of San Pedro Gate (approx. ¼ mile away); Boysen Cactus Garden (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaheim.
 
Mother Colony House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, January 25, 2012
2. Mother Colony House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on February 26, 2024, by Carolyn Sanders of Plano, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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