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Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion

604 Second Street

 
 
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
1. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker
Inscription. Built in 1871-75 for William Dresbach, Davisville's first postmaster. The mansion was home to the Hunts and Boyers from 1899-1973. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the large mansion property originally included a tankhouse, cistern and orchard.
 
Location. 38° 32.6′ N, 121° 44.45′ W. Marker is in Davis, California, in Yolo County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and E Street, on the left when traveling west on Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 Second Street, Davis CA 95616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Yolo County Public Library Branch (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic City Hall (about 400 feet away); Remembering the Terminal Hotel Building (about 600 feet away); Davis Subway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Highway Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Jerome C. and Mary Chiles Davis Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Briggs Reservoir (approx. 1.2 miles away); Davis Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davis.
 
Regarding Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion. William Dresbach
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker Near Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
2. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marker Near Entrance
emigrated from Prussia and was known by many as "Solano Bill." He was an early prominent merchant of Davisville, but moved on to San Francisco to attempt to become the next "Grain King" after the death of Isaac Friedlander. Dresbach was unsuccessful at cornering the market.

The Mansion is now used by the City of Davis.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marble Marker on Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
3. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Marble Marker on Sidewalk
Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Adrian Gabriel, July 3, 2012
4. Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion
Marker right of entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Adrian Gabriel of Davis, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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