“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

William Morris Stewart Mansion

Built 1855 - 56

William Morris Stewart Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. William Morris Stewart Mansion Marker
Inscription. Exact replica of wife’s Ante-Bellum Colonial birthplace.

Only edifice of this type in California. Stewart, an early Nevada County District Attorney, joined 1859 Comstock silver rush. Led battle for statehood and became Nevada’s first U.S. Senator, served 29 years; known as the Silver Senator and Father of American Mining Law, authored 15th Constitutional Amendment.
Erected 1964 by Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus and the California-Nevada Centennial Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 15.574′ N, 121° 1.375′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Zion Street north of Sacramento Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on 2 1/2 ton stone at the fence in front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Zion Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pine Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (approx. ¼ mile away); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill
William Morris Stewart Mansion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. William Morris Stewart Mansion and Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Powell Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Nevada City Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Nevada Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania Engine Co. No. 2 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
More about this marker. Marker was placed and dedicated on observance of the Nevada State Centennial 1864 – 1964.

William Morris Stewart is one of the namesakes of the local chapter of E Clampus Vitus (William Bull Meeks-William Morris Stewart Chapter 10) who is credited with the placement and dedication of 80+ additional historical markers and dedication plaques throughout the area.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of William Morris Stewart. The Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum writes: As he recounted in his 1908 memoirs, he was very sick with a fever but determined to travel to the land of riches. “In the morning two men with a team consisting of twelve oxen were loading supplies for a mining camp known as
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By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. William Morris Stewart Mansion
Deer Creek, afterward Nevada City, about forty miles up in the mountains, “ Stewart recalled, “I asked them to take me on their wagon. They objected at first, [but] finally consented to take me. They loaded me on the wagon … and made me as comfortable as they could. It was a dreary ride, lasting three and a half days. I was racked with pain, and part of the time I was delirious.” Upon arrival, William Stewart endured eight days of high fever and intense discomfort, but survived. Not a small accomplishment, as he was told that everyone else in the community who suffered the fever had died.
(Submitted on February 16, 2011.) 

2. William Morris Stewart (1827 – 1909). The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress biography of William Morris Stewart. He served from 1865-1875; 1887-1905 (Submitted on February 16, 2011.) 

3. DuPont Circle, Washington D.C. Senator William Morris Stewart led the "California Syndicate" which bought up tracts of undeveloped land. The style of the neighborhood was set when Stewart erected his mansion (now demolished) in the 1870s. (Submitted on February 16, 2011.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
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4. William Morris Stewart
William Morris Stewart Mansion - Washington D.C. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, circa 1920
5. William Morris Stewart Mansion - Washington D.C.
"Stewart's Castle", designed by Adolph Cluss, was built for William Morris Stewart and was located at what is now Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
See above "Also See" link for additional information.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 865 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 16, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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