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

Craven-Voss House

 
 
Craven-Voss House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
1. Craven-Voss House Marker
Inscription. This Classical Revival residence is a exceptional local example of mid-19th century architecture. It was built in 1869 for Rear-Admiral Thomas Tingey Craven, former Commandant of Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The house was purchased in 1977 by Arvel and Lisa Voss who have completed extensive restoration.
 
Erected 1996. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Location. 38° 6.133′ N, 122° 15.14′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Virginia Street near Sutter Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 626 Viirginia Street, Vallejo CA 94590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Elsa Widenmann Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Widenmann-Plutchok Home (within shouting distance of this marker); D.C. Madam's House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Men's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum (approx. mile away); Power & Fleming Grocers (approx. mile away); First Catholic Church (approx. mile away); Empress Theater (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Tingey Craven -- Arlington Cemetery website
Craven-Voss House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
2. Craven-Voss House and Marker
. In the following July he was made commandant of midshipmen in the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, becoming Commander in December 1852, and remaining at the academy until June 1855.... In September 1866, he was placed in command of the navy yard at Mare island, California, where he received, in October of the same year, his commission as Rear Admiral, and continued there until August 1868, when he assumed command of the Pacific squadron. In December 1869, he was retired, but continued on duty in San Francisco until that office was dispensed with. He afterward resided at Kittery Point, Maine. (Submitted on December 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Craven-Voss House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
3. Craven-Voss House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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