Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Path of History
General Patrick E. Connor, the second owner, was a Civil War general; his troops kept the trails open for westward pioneers, and his presence helped keep Utah a Union territory during the Civil War. He is also known as the father of Utah mining. Connorís wife was a Redwood City native.
Joel Mansfield, a three-term San Mateo County Sheriff, purchased the house in 1905 and moved the structure to its present location, 627 Hamilton. The house had two prior locations, with the original site situated where the Fox Theatre is now, at 2223 Broadway.
The Lathrop House is a beautiful example of Carpenter or Steamboat Gothic style that includes seven gables with spires, a veranda, carriage porch, and quatrefoil ornamental along the eaves and over the front porch.
Erected by Redwood Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 Hamilton Street, Redwood City CA 94063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lathrop House (here, next to this marker); California Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named California Square (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old" San Mateo County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Old San Mateo County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); New Sequoia/Fox Theatre (about 600 feet away); Fox Theater (about 600 feet away); Former Site of Sequoia High School (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.