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

Sacramento Pioneers Society

Sacramento Pioneers Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 8, 2013
1. Sacramento Pioneers Society Marker
Inscription. The Pioneer Hall was built in 1868 as headquarters of the Sacramento Society of California Pioneers, which was organized February 6, 1853. It has been owned and cared for since its construction by the California Pioneer Association, descendants of the original organizers who were among those who arrived in California prior to January 1, 1850.
Nathaniel Goodell was the architect for many significant local buildings, most notably the Governor's Mansion on H Street. The Pioneer Hall was constructed by J.G. Plummer for the sum of $6,550 in gold coin. The Native Sons of the Golden West was originally organized from sons of those early pioneers in 1875. Sacramento Parlor No.3 first met in this building when the parlor was organized in 1878.
Erected 2012 by Grand Parlor and Sunset Parlor #26 of the Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number GPY 135-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 34.859′ N, 121° 29.851′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 7th Street south of J Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The location is mid-block, on the left,
Sacramento Pioneers Society Hall image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 8, 2013
2. Sacramento Pioneers Society Hall
The marker is visible between the windows. The Pioneer Hall marker, to the left of the door and the Capital National Bank Building Marker to the left of that.
between J and Merchant Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 7th Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Hall (here, next to this marker); Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. J. Stevens Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Folsom Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tony's Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. George Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
More about this marker. The marker is between the windows to the right of the door.
Also see . . .  Sacramento Pioneer Association Homepage. (Submitted on September 17, 2013.)
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
Pioneer Hall image. Click for full size.
March 22, 2011
3. Pioneer Hall
...In 1868 the members constructed Pioneer Hall on the east side of 7th Street between J and K Streets. The architect was Association member Nathaniel B. Goodell, also the architect for the original Governor's Mansion. This beautiful building afforded the members space for a meeting hall and library. The building was the center of much of early Sacramento activities and continued so for 120 years when the Association undertook a complete restoration and renovation. In 1987 the building was gutted and rebuilt to its former splendor. Pioneer Hall is one of the oldest buildings in California in continuous ownership of one entity.- Sacramento Pioneer Association Homepage
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.   3. submitted on September 17, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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