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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marin County, California
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hall from the
China was salvaged
in 1886 when the
wood ship became
obsolete and was
burned for scrap
metal in Tiburon
Cove. To provide a
historic glimpse of
old-world . . . — — Map (db m154576) HM|
|These early photographs from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society show Belvedere as a summer resort community. Historic panel provided by the Belvedere Community Foundation.
(Main photo:) Before the 1930s, land access to Tiburon was via . . . — — Map (db m154582) HM|
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CHINA
1866 - 1886
Length 360.0' Breadth 47.4' Depth 31.5'
William H. Webb designed and built the SS CHINA in New
York City for trans-Pacific passenger, cargo and mail service.
She came to her San . . . — — Map (db m154581) HM|
|William H. Webb has been called the greatest shipbuilder of the mid-
nineteenth century, an era that saw the development of the clipper ship, the
steam propelled vessel and the ironclad warship. His reputation was based
not only on the number, . . . — — Map (db m154577) HM|
|The home of "Lord" Charlie Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850's, served California as an assemblyman (1853), Speaker of the Assembly (1854), and Clerk of the State Supreme Court (1856). Fairfax, a descendent of Scottish barons . . . — — Map (db m143401) HM|
|The remaining antenna fields and buildings in front of you were established by two cutting-edge worldwide communications companies in 1931. American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) radio-telephone station KMI provided two-way voice services between . . . — — Map (db m102641) HM|
|On the rocks and ledges just below here you can often spot common murres. For a good view from this height, binoculars are helpful. If conditions are right you may hear the colony “moaning” as they huddle penguin-like on the rocks. . . . — — Map (db m63383) HM|
|On June 17, 1579 Francis Drake landed on these shores and took possession of the country calling it Nova Albion. — — Map (db m102674) HM|
|Since 1889, United States Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard crews have risked their lives to save shipwreck victims at Point Reyes. Brave crews of highly trained men struggled in some of the worst conditions in North America, sacrificing comfort, . . . — — Map (db m102689) HM|
|Point Reyes Light has guided and cautioned mariners along this hazardous coast for over 100 years. Built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1870, it came under management of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Resident personnel operated the station until . . . — — Map (db m63502) HM|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m890) HM|
|The heyday of life-saving at Point Reyes is over, but this 1927 lifeboat station still stands alive with a history nearly lost along our coast. While the station preserves the last intact marine railway on the Pacific Coast, the history of ordinary . . . — — Map (db m102690) HM|
|The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) wireless stations on the Point Reyes Peninsula were know as the "Wireless Giant of the Pacific." The station locations and cutting-edge wireless technology developed by the company under the leadership of . . . — — Map (db m102643) HM|
|The wife of a lighthouse keeper once planted a small garden nearby, but with no success. As soon as the carrots sprouted the wind blew them away. Few plants can face up to the ocean’s harsh influences.
On these fogbound, windblown rocks, . . . — — Map (db m63363) HM|
|No one knows how many cries for help went unanswered along this isolated coast. If shipwreck victims were not overcome by pounding surf, they would perish in a cold sea. But once the Life-Saving Station was established in 1889, victims of the coast . . . — — Map (db m102676) HM|
|The intriguing rock exposure in front of you is part of a formation that caps the highest hills in this area. The Point Reyes Conglomerate is a formation consisting of a sandy matrix embedded with pebbles, cobblestones, and boulders. Geologists . . . — — Map (db m63377) HM|
FERRIES ON THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Dating back to the 1850s, ferry
service provided a vital link
between Marin County and
San Francisco. This changed
in 1937 when the Golden Gate
Bridge opened and ferry service
gradually declined. Between . . . — — Map (db m153337) HM|
|The Remillard Brick Company, of which the Green Brae Brick Kiln is the only surviving structure, was by 1900 the largest brickmaking firm on the Pacific Coast. The kiln is one of the few remaining examples of the Hoffman type kiln in the U.S. and is . . . — — Map (db m63983) HM|
|This cottage, built in 1891, once housed the superintendent for the adjacent Greenbrae Brickyard of the Remillard Brick Co., which was declared a California State Landmark in 1978.
The cottage was renovated in 1985 through the cooperative . . . — — Map (db m63988) HM|
|SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
Born in 1540, Sir Francis Drake went to sea at about age 12. After Spaniards attacked an English trading fleet, including his ship, at San Juan de Ullua in Mexico, Drake began raiding Spanish ships and coasts. In a . . . — — Map (db m153379) HM|
|The Mighty Vessel
The terror of the Spaniards in the Pacific,
the Golden Hind was about 80 feet long in the
oak hull, 23 feet maximum breadth, and drew
13 feet of water. Her 18 cannons fired 6-pound
shot, outgunning every Spanish . . . — — Map (db m153381) HM|
|Originally constructed for the American Marconi Company, the powerhouse, a 2900 square foot concrete structure, housed the stations transformer, boiler, batteries and workshop. The Marshall Station, in conjunction with the Bolinas Station, made . . . — — Map (db m73755) HM|
|Chances are you traveled to Marconi by car or bus. Your route was partially along the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy-1). From this vantage point it can be seen in the distance winding along the edge of Tomales Bay.
At the turn of the century this was . . . — — Map (db m73758) HM|
|Warm days, gold and crimson foliage, and migratory animals mark the season.
Sonoma chipmunks busily prepare for hibernation. They forage through the woods in search of seeds, nuts, and berries. When their cheek pouches are full, they dig a small . . . — — Map (db m92646)|
| found in Mill Valley at adobe home site of John T. Reed, first Mexican land grantee in Marin County.
Donated by the family of John and Cora Gardner Burt — — Map (db m102475) HM|
|Two miles west is the old saw mill, from which the city of Mill Valley acquired its name. It was constructed in the 1830's by John Reed, grantee of the Rancho Corte De Madera Del Presidio. The creek waters furnished the motive power for the mill, . . . — — Map (db m91858) HM|
|Constructed in 1929 by Northwestern Pacific Railroad, this mission revival-style depot replaced an earlier station at the same location. The first train arrived in Mill Valley in 1890 at a time when the town was called Eastland. This depot served as . . . — — Map (db m102444) HM|
|This historic trail map was originally painted in 1949 on the side
of a grocery store that once stood across the street from Old Mill
Park at the corner of Throckmorton Avenue and Old Mill Street.
The grocery store, which changed names . . . — — Map (db m153383) HM|
|The Outdoor Art Club was designed in 1904 by Bernard Maybeck; internationally known American architect. Particularly notable for its unusual roof truss system, the building exemplifies Maybeck's creative use of natural materials. The Club, founded . . . — — Map (db m143402) HM|
|You are entering one of the world's last remaining ancient coast redwood forests. This magnificent forest...with its redwoods, the tallest of living things...is protected and made accessible to the public by the National Park Service for the . . . — — Map (db m82387) HM|
The Coast Redwood belongs to the plant family Taxodiaceae, which also included fourteen other species. Members of the Taxodiaceae family are conifers that generally have soft wood, long, straight trunks, round cones, and narrow, needle-like . . . — — Map (db m104063) HM|
|The mill was constructed in the 1830's by John Reed and was one of the first saw mills in Northern California.
The mill site was utilized in May 1890 to conduct a public land auction of land parcels that signaled the founding of the City of Mill . . . — — Map (db m143523) HM|
|Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations Conference on International Organization met on May 19, 1945 to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first President of the United . . . — — Map (db m144203) HM|
|After Novato was incorporated in 1960, city officials found a ready-made City Hall in the former Presbyterian Church, built in 1896. The City purchased it in 1962; it was repainted dark red with white trim and in 1963, it reopened as Novato's City . . . — — Map (db m102618) HM|
|This two-story, clapboard structure, known as the Burdell Frame House, was built in 1874 for Mary Burdell’s cousin, Mary Joynsen.
Originally a rectangle building, it has been modified with a projecting, two story addition on the end facing . . . — — Map (db m13246) HM|
A major significant change occurred in 1911 when James Burdell (Galen and Mary’s son) hired a contractor for the then princely sun of $15,000 to expand and convert the wood frame building into a 26-room mansion. Interior fireplaces and a second . . . — — Map (db m12176) HM|
|A shingled shed now protects the ruins of Camilo Ynitia’s adobe home from further weather damage. Dating from the late 1830’s this structure represents a period when the Wiwok were abandoning their traditional dwellings in favor of more sheltered . . . — — Map (db m143486) HM|
|Antone (Tony) V. DeBorba opened Deborba's Inn on Grant Avenue in 1906. When Prohibition forced him out of business, he leased a building at Grant and Highway 101 (now Redwood Blvd.) and opened "DeBorba's Stage Station," a favorite respite for . . . — — Map (db m102600) HM|
| Originally called Loustaunau Hall, erected in 1895, where many organizations held meetings and socials for nearly 100 years. Now hall of Novato Grove Druids No. 113 — — Map (db m102572) HM|
|In 1890, Dr, H.J. Conradt purchased two lots, where this building now stands, for $10 from the Home and Farm Company. In 1898, when John (Jean) Loustaunau decided to build his own hotel, saloon and restaurant, he and his wife purchased the lots from . . . — — Map (db m102596) HM|
|Stephen Porcella's Fashion Shop - a blacksmith shop and iron works - was built circa 1893. This business was named the "Fashion Shop" because Porcella would "fashion a tool to suit the customer."
Pprcella made and repaired iron equipment, built . . . — — Map (db m102597) HM|
|In 1852, Camilo Ynitia sold most of the Olompali land grant for $5,200 to James Black, Marin County’s Assessor. Eleven years later, Black gave the property to his daughter, Mary, when she married prominent San Francisco dentist Galem Burdell. By . . . — — Map (db m12169) HM|
| Dedicated to the Memory of
Lloyd Andrews Hamilton
First Lieutenant 17th Areo Squadron
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross
for Extraordinary Heroism in Action at
Varssionagre, Belgium August 18, 1918
Killed in Action
Near . . . — — Map (db m102756) WM|
|This site is part of Corte Madera de Novato granted by Governor Juan Alvarado to John Martin in 1840. Purchased by Jefferson A. Thompson in 1865. A working ranch and cheese making family of five generations, that continued to make the world famous . . . — — Map (db m78066) HM|
|Originally this site was occupied by a meat market and the first Novato Bank was housed temporarily in a wooden structure reportedly located on the east side of Grant Avenue. The Novato Bank was built in 1913 by the property owner, Frank Silva. The . . . — — Map (db m102602) HM|
|The Novato Bank (828 Grant Avenue) was built in 1913 by property owner, Frank Silva. The bank served ranchers, merchants, home builders, and the Novato area.
The adjoining section of the building (826 Grant Avenue)first served as a drugstore when . . . — — Map (db m102561) HM|
|This building was the home of the first Novato Post Office - February 2, 1856. Maintained by Novato Historical Guild. — — Map (db m102582) HM|
|Constructed in 1875. Moved here from original site and restored to depict first structure relating to railroad transportation linking Marin and northern counties. — — Map (db m102571) HM|
|Originally built in 1896, this was the site of Novato's first Presbyterian Church. The church was built in the Victorian Gothic style of architecture. The building served as Novato City Hall from 1963 until it was closed for safety reasons in 2005. . . . — — Map (db m64860) HM|
|The Postmaster's House, one of the oldest structures in Novato, was built circa 1850 and was originally located on South Novato Blvd west of Yukon Way. The earliest known occupant was Henry Jones, who began Novato's postal service in 1856 and served . . . — — Map (db m102594) HM|
|Rancho Olompali was home to three generations of Burdells from 1866 to 1943. For the following five years the new owner, Court Harrington, used the property to raise purebred beef. In 1948, the building was converted to a religious retreat when the . . . — — Map (db m85929) HM|
|On February 4, 1890, the Sausalito News reported "A.D. Scott will erect a fine store and move his general merchandise business to the town site." Alexander Dill Scott, who emigrated from Nova Scotia, built his store at this location.
The post . . . — — Map (db m102617) HM|
|Many have come before to this gentle land. Indians, Spaniards, Mexicans, Americans came in succession, each group influenced the land in a different way.
The Coast Miwok lived here for thousands of years, even before the Egyptian pyramids were . . . — — Map (db m85980) HM|
|On June 17, 1579, Captain Francis Drake sailed his ship, Golden Hinde, into the Gulf of the Farallones and the bay that now bears his name. He sighted these white cliffs and named the land Nova Albion.
During his 36 day encampment in California, . . . — — Map (db m73707) HM|
|Two plaques on the same monument make up this marker. This cove is believed by many scholars to be the site of Sir Francis Drake’s California Harbor, where he careened the Golden Hinde to repair a leak received at sea and replenished his . . . — — Map (db m73706) HM|
|Some of the world’s richest waters exist right off California’s coast. An explosion of life occurs here due to a combination of the sun’s energy, wind, ocean currents, and contours of the sea floor. Microscopic phytoplankton form the base of the . . . — — Map (db m63362) HM|
| Southern Migration|
•Mexico to Artic feeding grounds
•Pass Point Reyes early March through early May. . . . — — Map (db m63360) HM
|This structure replaces Bridge No. 27C0071, a contributing element to the Ross Historic Bridges District, eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The original bridge was completed on January 13, 1910 as part of a $12,500 . . . — — Map (db m63939) HM|
|Home of San Anselmo American Legion Post 179. Built by the veterans of World War I, Post Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scout Troops and dedicated community volunteers.
Construction began April 23, 1933 and was completed and dedicated May 27, 1934. . . . — — Map (db m102721) HM|
| c. 1883
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Restored by the Loder Family
c. 2010 — — Map (db m102757) HM|
|This spot was once the center of a thriving Chinese fishing village. Starting in the 1860s emigrants from the Kwantung province in China lived with their families and fished here. China Camp is the only surviving fishing village among many in the . . . — — Map (db m102477) HM|
|The Dixie Schoolhouse is the oldest one-room school in Marin County and has been in continuous use since its construction in 1864. The property was deeded to James Miller by Don Timoteo Murphy and is part of the Las Gallinas Ranch granted to Murphy . . . — — Map (db m64838) HM|
| Built in 1888 ---- Architect, Clinton Day
Original owner Ella Park resided in house 1888 – 1905
Acquired in 1906 by Robert Dollar whose family owned the house until 1974.
Purchased by citizens of San Rafael in November 1974. . . . — — Map (db m69749) HM|
|The Grace Quan is a reconstruction of a San Francisco Bay Shrimp junk. Between 1860 and 1910, these were the workhorse of the Bay Area's Chinese-owned dried shrimp industry. The Shrimp Junks closely resembled vessels from the fishermen's home . . . — — Map (db m102478) HM|
| Indian Warrior
Baptized by Franciscan Fathers.
A Ferryman on the San Francisco Bay,
He Became Known as
Died about 1835 — — Map (db m102758) HM|
|The Civic Center Complex was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) near the end of his long career. The Administration Building was completed in 1962 and the Hall of Justice in 1970. They are the only government buildings designed by the . . . — — Map (db m32748) HM|
|Founded in 1817 by Padre Vincente Sarria as an “asistencia” or adjunct to Mission Dolores. Mission San Rafael was originally designated a sanitarium for native converts suffering from San Francisco’s generally damper climate. Here, under . . . — — Map (db m64864) HM|
|In 1853, Timothy Murphy, Irish born pioneer of Marin County, gave 317 acres of land to Archbishop Alemany for educational purposes. Here the Sister of Charity in 1855 founded a school now called St. Vincent's School for Boys. It has been maintained . . . — — Map (db m143404) HM|
| In 1976
the Cultural Affairs Commission
designated this building,
by virtue of its Gothic window,
historically & culturally
of major significance.
In 1913 St. Matthew's
German Evangelical Church
built this structure
at a cost . . . — — Map (db m63858) HM|
|The Gate House, the Boyd's guest house, was completed in 1880 by Ira B. Cook, the great grandfather of Miss Louise A. Boyd. With the adjoining park, it was donated to the City of San Rafael in 1905 and has been Marin County Historical Society's . . . — — Map (db m64886) HM|
| There are two markers on this monument
One of the earliest, largest and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants and their descendants introduced the use of . . . — — Map (db m143403) HM|
|Born London 1797. Died Sausalito, California 1856. First Captain of the Port of San Francisco, builder of the first structure on the first street, Calle de la Fundacion, Yerba Buena (now Grant Ave., San Francisco) June 25, 1835. Founder also of . . . — — Map (db m102775) HM|
Built to house Sausalito's one-time community bank. It's sandstone and marble exterior and neo-classical details are typical of the grand banking temples of the 1920's. Original exterior unaltered. — — Map (db m132614) HM|
|Battery Alexander, fully armed by 1906, mounted eight 12-inch mortars designed to fire shells in a high arc - up and then down onto the decks of enemy battleships. Low-trajectory gunfire from nearby batteries, aimed close to the enemy's waterline, . . . — — Map (db m102819) HM|
|Never named because it was never finished, this battery was designed for the biggest, most powerful guns ever used by the United States military - 16-inch caliber weapons that fired 2,100-pound shells and could hit ships 26 miles out to sea. . . . — — Map (db m102778) HM|
|Battery Mendell's mission was to keep enemy warships farther from San Francisco's harbor than any of the earlier coastal defences were equipped to do. Built in 1905, the battery was positioned as far west on the headlands as possible and armed with . . . — — Map (db m102829) HM|
Built by Christopher Becker, early Sausalito businessman and political figure. Becker housed his stationary store below and his office above — a common practice in his time. The bay windows and neo-classical details typify storefront . . . — — Map (db m132616) HM|
|The Marine Mammal Center is built on the site of the former Nike Missile Launch Area, SF 87L. In the 1950s, the army constructed two batteries in the Marin Headlands equipped with surface-to-are missiles, one near Fort Cronkhite and a second across . . . — — Map (db m102832) HM|
|Despite its imposing appearance, Construction 129 was never used - or even completed. It was to have been armed with 2 guns having massive, 16" diameter barrels. Each weapon weighed almost 1,000,000 pounds and could accurately fire a 2,100 pound . . . — — Map (db m102784) HM|
Sausalito's first brick building. For over 50 years it was a general store operated by the locally prominent Fiedler family. In the 1950's and '60's it housed the town's last "five and dime" store. Second story added in 1980. — — Map (db m132633) HM|
| Built as a garage for ferry commuters. At various times it also housed a Chinese gambling hall, indoor golf course, and way station for rum runners. It became an indoor shopping complex in the 1960's, one of the first conversions of its kind in the . . . — — Map (db m132609) HM|
|For the first three-quarters of the 20th century, the Marin Headlands were fortified with weapons that evolved from cannon to nuclear warheads. The guns became more and more powerful, able to hit warships miles out to sea. Antiaircraft guns appeared . . . — — Map (db m102828) HM|
|By 1945, the age of aerial warfare had fully arrived and the U.S. Army sought a weapon that could intercept enemy aircraft. In 1951, after years of research and development, a supersonic missile controlled by ground-based electronic equipment was . . . — — Map (db m102818) HM|
Old Sausalito City Hall
Constructed in the year of 1894 for Bank of Sausalito & deeded to the city of Sausalito in 1915
Restored in 1974 for Topps & Trowsers
Plant Bros. Corp. General Contractors
1894 Old City Hall . . . — — Map (db m132603) HM|
Sausalito's first movie theater. Renamed the Gate Theater in 1937 in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge. Briefly housed live theater in the 1960's, showcasing a repertory company widely known for its Irish and Shakespearian productions. — — Map (db m132691) HM|
Best remaining example of the wooden Victorians of downtown Sausalito. Headquarters of the Sausalito News from 1909 to 1925. In the 1950's, it housed The Tides bookstore, favorite meeting place of avant garde literary circles of that era. — — Map (db m132653) HM|
|Three plaques provide an historical overview of the the Sausalito ferry terminals.
In 1907 the rail system in Sausalito was expanded to consolidate facilities so that interurban trains could operate only from Sausalito. . . . — — Map (db m102437) HM|
|The Golden Gate Bridge, completed in 1937, is a monument of the last century, and could be damaged by a strong earthquake. Seismic retrofit construction is underway to transform the international icon into a strong and flexible structure that can . . . — — Map (db m102776) HM|
For thousands of years Native Americans lived in the Bay Area harvesting animals, salt, and acorns. The changes they made to the landscape were limited. They used fire to shape oak woodlands and grasslands. cultivated plants, and collected salt . . . — — Map (db m102474) HM|
|Providing a narrow entrance to the west coast's most defensible harbor, the strategic value of the Golden Gate is readily apparent. Between 1776 and 1846, Spanish, then Mexican, guns defended the harbor entrance. Starting in 1846, American soldiers . . . — — Map (db m102777) HM|
|The Golden Gate Bridge is a structure of striking form and elegance. Built in 1937, it remains an indispensable link in the Bay Area's transportation network and a historical monument of civil engineering and construction. The bridge was named for . . . — — Map (db m102433) HM|
|This is a memorial to every one who ever sailed out of the Golden Gate in the service of their country - in the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marine.
A ship heading for sea passes directly by this spot at the northern . . . — — Map (db m69495) WM|
|In 1822, English-born Richardson arrived in San Francisco Bay on the whaler "Orion." After his baptism at Mission Dolores, he married Maria Antonia Martinez, daughter of the Commandante of the Presidio. In 1835, he founded Pueblo Yerba Buena, later . . . — — Map (db m102432) HM|
Oldest structure on Ark Row.
Part of the Corinthian Island ranch.
Village Salvage Shop 1958-1972. — — Map (db m69441) HM|
|"The Donahue Line"
In 1869, the San Francisco & North Pacific Railroad was founded by Peter
Donahue, a San Francisco industrialist. The southern terminus, Donahue's Landing, was
near Lakeville on Petaluma Creek in Sonoma County.
In 1884, . . . — — Map (db m145143) HM|
|2-story on pilings, lower level had
water access (prior to filling of lagoon)
for rum-running during Prohibition. — — Map (db m154586) HM|
Until 1920s a drawbridge connected
Main Street and Beach Road.
Artist’s studio for the “Society of Six”,
renowned early California Painters.
Moved from 130 Main Street in the 1960’s. — — Map (db m69439) HM|
Probably relocated from Belvedere Cove.
Originally sited at 90 Main Street.
Village Savage Shop downstairs in ‘60s. — — Map (db m69363) HM|
Two Arks stacked in 1975.
Porch supported by Corinthian columns.
Typical residence, 4 rooms + kitchen. — — Map (db m69437) HM|
Moved up the street in 1960.
Original siding, porch and columns.
Artist’s home and studio. — — Map (db m69435) HM|
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