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Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion

604 Second Street

 
 
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
1. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1871-75 for William Dresbach, Davisville's first postmaster. The mansion was home to the Hunts and Boyers from 1899-1973. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the large mansion property originally included a tankhouse, cistern and orchard.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 32.6′ N, 121° 44.45′ W. Marker is in Davis, California, in Yolo County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and E Street, on the left when traveling west on Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Second Street, Davis CA 95616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Varsity Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Yolo County Public Library Branch (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic City Hall (about 400 feet away); Remembering the Terminal Hotel Building (about 600 feet away); After a Fire, the City of Davis is Created (about
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker Near Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
2. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker Near Entrance
600 feet away); Davis Subway (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Train Arrives in Davisville (approx. 0.2 miles away); SP Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davis.
 
Regarding Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion. William Dresbach emigrated from Prussia and was known by many as "Solano Bill." He was an early prominent merchant of Davisville, but moved on to San Francisco to attempt to become the next "Grain King" after the death of Isaac Friedlander. Dresbach was unsuccessful at cornering the market.

The Mansion is now used by the City of Davis.
 
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marble Marker on Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
3. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marble Marker on Sidewalk
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
4. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion
Marker right of entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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