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

Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall

 
 
Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 5, 2015
1. Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall Marker
Inscription.  On this site between 1849 and 1957 stood the Union Hotel and Hall. Built by three veterans of the Mexican War, the hotel was a one-story adobe and the hall a one-story frame building. These were destroyed by fire in 1866 and replaced by two-story structures of stone and wood. The hotel was a rendezvous for such noted soldiers as William T. Sherman, Joseph Hooker, George Stoneman, and George Derby. The hall was also a focal point for theatrical, social, musical, and political events in Sonoma. The Bank of America built its Sonoma Branch on this site in 1957.
 
Erected 1982 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Sonoma Branch of Bank of America. (Marker Number 627.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 17.513′ N, 122° 27.523′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on West Napa Street near North First Street
Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 5, 2015
2. Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West Napa Street, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sonoma Index-Tribune (within shouting distance of this marker); Duhring Building – 1891 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salvador Vallejo Adobe (about 600 feet away); The Poppe-Parmelee Building (about 700 feet away); Swiss Hotel (about 700 feet away); The Sonoma Cheese Factory (about 700 feet away); Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (about 700 feet away); Sonoma Valley Women’s Club (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in the parking lot of Bank of America near the ATM.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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