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Letitia Building

 
 
Letitia Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. Letitia Building Marker
Inscription.  This commercial building was named for Letitia Burnet Ryland, daughter of the first American civil governor of California, Peter Hardeman Burnett, and wife of San Jose councilman C.T. Ryland. Some have speculated that Peter Burnett’s election was ensured, in what was then a predominantly bachelor state, by the existence of his three beautiful daughters. Letitia remained in San Jose for most of her life, long after her father had resigned the governorship. The building that bears her name was designed by Jacob Lenzen and was constructed in 1890.
 
Erected by San Jose History Walk. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 20.102′ N, 121° 53.376′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on South 1st Street south of West Santa Clara Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 South First Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox-Goodrich Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station
Letitia Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. Letitia Building Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Worlds First Broadcasting Station / World’s First Broadcasting Station (about 400 feet away); Bank of America Building (about 400 feet away); San José Academy (about 500 feet away); Centennial Commemoration of the World's First Broadcasting Station (about 500 feet away); St. Joseph’s Cathedral (about 600 feet away); Juzgado (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Letitia Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
3. Letitia Building Marker
The Letitia Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
4. The Letitia Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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