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

The Council House

The Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 29, 2011
1. The Council House Marker
Inscription. On this site the first public building erected in this county was the Council House. Built by Amasa Lyman and Charles C. Rich in 1853. Built of adobe, it was the central office of the Mormon interests both religious and secular. Later it was our first county court house.

It was two stories, one room below and one above 24x26 feet and surrounded by a white fence. The building stood until 1867 when it was demolished to make way for the Starkey Hotel, a brick building.

Erected 1955 by Lugonia Parlor No. 241 Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 34° 6.338′ N, 117° 17.376′ W. Marker is in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on North Arrowhead Avenue when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles C Rich / Amasa M Lyman (here, next to this marker); Settlement of San Bernardino (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Site of Mormon Stockade
The Council House image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Signature Books Library
2. The Council House
Sketch of the Council House, which stood adjacent to Lymanís mansion near the present county courthouse.
(within shouting distance of this marker); To Jedediah Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrowhead Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Benson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Cannon (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Arrowhead Landmark (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Bernardino.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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