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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Letitia Building

 
 
Letitia Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. Letitia Building Marker
Inscription. This commercial building was named for Letitia Burnet Ryland, daughter of the first American civil governor of California, Peter Hardeman Burnett, and wife of San Jose councilman C.T. Ryland. Some have speculated that Peter Burnett’s election was ensured, in what was then a predominantly bachelor state, by the existence of his three beautiful daughters. Letitia remained in San Jose for most of her life, long after her father had resigned the governorship. The building that bears her name was designed by Jacob Lenzen and was constructed in 1890.
 
Erected by San Jose History Walk. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Location. 37° 20.23′ N, 121° 53.462′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on North 1st Street north of West Santa Clara Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 North 1st Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Labor Temple (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away);
Letitia Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. Letitia Building Marker
Main Post Office (about 400 feet away); San Jose Mercury News (about 400 feet away); Henry Morris Naglee (about 500 feet away); Bank of America Building (about 500 feet away); St. James Park (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Letitia Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
3. Letitia Building Marker
The Letitia Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
4. The Letitia Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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