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Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building

 
 
Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
1. Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building Marker
Inscription.
Constructed April 1981 – August 1982
Dedicated to the Citizens of
Tuolumne County
The Board of Supervisors
Clyde D. May – Chairman
Mildred Filiberti • Sidney H. Hatler • Steven C. Szalay • Billy H. Marr • William C. Davidson – County Administrator Officer
Architects
Angello-Vitiello-Niiya, Inc.
Contractor
Harold J. Younger Construction

This building was named for Albert N. Francisco (1821-1867) who gave up printing to join the search for gold, but pursuit of ideas drew him back to the typecase. At this site on July 1, 1854, he began publication of the Union Democrat which by his spirit survived to become one of California’s oldest newspapers.
 
Location. 37° 59.127′ N, 120° 23.057′ W. Marker is in Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Yaney Street west of North Green Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Yaney Street, Sonora CA 95370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Office of The Union Democrat (a few steps from this marker); Tuolumne County Courthouse
Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
2. Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of the Sonora Daily (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonora IOOF Lodge No. 10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); -Yo- Semite House (about 300 feet away); Rother's Corner (about 600 feet away); A Portal of the Past (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
3. Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building Entrance
Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
4. Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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