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Charles Copeland Morse Residence

 
 
Charles Copeland Morse Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
1. Charles Copeland Morse Residence Marker
Inscription. “The house that seeds built” was constructed in 1892 by Charles Copeland Morse, co-founder of one of the largest vegetable and flower seed companies in the world, the Ferry-Morse Seed Company. This outstanding Queen Anne residence is the most elaborate remaining Victorian structure in the City of Santa Clara.
 
Erected 1977 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation/ City of Santa Clara Historical Landmarks Commission and Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 904.)
 
Location. 37° 21.114′ N, 121° 56.729′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Fremont Street just east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 981 Fremont Street, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morse Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell – Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator Franck House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Hichborn House
Charles Copeland Morse Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
2. Charles Copeland Morse Residence and Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Saxe Office Building (about 500 feet away); Johnson House (about 500 feet away); Field House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Regarding Charles Copeland Morse Residence. From the Historic Santa Clara Walking Tour Stop #7

"The gem of Santa Clara, the Morse Mansion was built in 1892 for Charles Copeland Morse, founder of the Morse Seed Company. The house "that seeds built" is a beautiful Queen Anne building, with faceted glass windows, lovely floors, fireplaces, a full basement, and a glassed-in porch. The original carriage house is located in the rear.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ferry-Morse Seed Company - history. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Charles Copeland Morse House. In 1892 Charles Copeland Morse, "The American Seed King" who co-founded the giant Ferry-Morse Seed Co., completed the house of his dreams. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
The Charles Copeland Morse Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
3. The Charles Copeland Morse Residence
The Charles Copeland Morse Residence image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 16, 2012
4. The Charles Copeland Morse Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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