A disastrous fire on November 13, 1916 destroyed much of the two block long downtown business district. The fire started that morning near what is now the corner of G and 3rd Streets, and fierce north winds fanned the flames all day. . . . — — Map (db m144738) HM
A relic of an early agricultural experiment - the first underground irrigation system in the Central Valley.
The structure was built by Davisville pioneer George Gregg Briggs to irrigate several hundred acres of orchards and vineyards. . . . — — Map (db m61371) HM
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives For Our Freedom
World War I
Virgil W. Agard · Charles V. Alford · Harry Bauer · W.H. Bellows · Thurston R. Chamberlain · Edward C. Delray · Claude J. Dince · Percy C. Eugene · Oliver O. Grayson . . . — — Map (db m91434) WM
The Davisville Almond Growers Association was
formed on January 31, 1897. Thus began the first
century of cooperative enterprise in Davis. That group
of Davis growers became leaders in the creation of
Blue Diamond Growers; now, one of the . . . — — Map (db m162583) HM
Davis Library Building
was moved in 1988
from its original site at
117 F Street, where
the library served Davis
from 1911 to 1968.
It was the first
Public Library Branch. — — Map (db m144244) HM
Built in 1917-18, this entrance to Davis is among the oldest surviving examples of I-beam construction on a railroad grade separation. The underpass was part of the Lincoln Highway. The bicycle bore was added in 1978. Listed in the National Register . . . — — Map (db m57189) HM
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, . . . — — Map (db m57159) HM
In the early 1960's, conflicts between bicyclists and vehicles
were increasing as Davis and UC Davis both grew rapidly.
Petitions from residents requested the creation of bicycle lanes and bike parking as the town developed. In 1965, local . . . — — Map (db m156227) HM
In 1864 it was determined that the Central Pacific Rail Road would extend eastward from
Sacramento over the Donner Summit route to become part of the transcontinental rail line.
Planners for the California Pacific Rail Road Company decided to . . . — — Map (db m144744) HM
We can help reverse the trend of decreasing wildlife populations by restoring habitat: the food, water and shelter needed by all living creatures.
The vast wetlands once found in the Yolo Basin were “reclaimed” (drained and converted to farmland) . . . — — Map (db m200823) HM
Built in 1938, this Spanish Colonial Revival building originally housed Davis City Hall and the Fire Dept. Later home to the Police Dept. Converted into a restaurant in 2005, City Hall exemplifies adaptive reuse of a historic property. — — Map (db m52581) HM
Lake Spafford occupies a segment of the
original main channel of Putah Creek. The creek,
named after a settlement of the local Patwin
Indians, was once part of an extensive network of
streams and rivers in California's Central Valley.
The rich . . . — — Map (db m187040) HM
One of the markers erected by the California Automobile Association in the 1920s to designate the California portion of the Lincoln Highway from New York City to San Francisco. The Highway followed US 40 from Sacramento through Davis via Olive Dr. . . . — — Map (db m9040) HM
This is an original 1928 marker from the Lincoln Highway, the nation's first transcontinental road, which extended from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This segment of the highway, now known as the Avenue of the . . . — — Map (db m57102) HM
Built in 1927, citizens purchased this entire block for
Davis' first high school. The
present gym replaced the original that burned down in 1937.
In 1981, Old Davis High was rehabilitated as new Davis City
23 Russell Boulevard — — Map (db m145172) HM
Events in the hotel were central to Davis life for several decades during the 20th Century. This display, along with the brick outline, memorializes the structure's place in Davis history.
The line of tan bricks embedded in the sidewalk 12 feet . . . — — Map (db m91583) HM
Contribution by citizens financed the lot purchase and building construction for the Davis Library, which served Davis at this location from 1911 to until 1988. The building was moved to Central Park.
Text by the Davis Library . . . — — Map (db m82064) HM
Two olive and two fig trees survive from the Davis’ prize-winning farm of the 1850’s. Nearby also stand some of the original shingled buildings of the University State Farm, located here in 1906. From this nucleus, the University Farm has grown to . . . — — Map (db m57220) HM
Dedicated April 23, 1999
Apr. 23, 1860 - Sept. 8 1861
First Northern Bank
William & Linda Bernheim
The Rotary Clubs of Davis
UC Davis - Cal Aggie Alumni Association
Davis Enterprise - McNaughton . . . — — Map (db m24606) HM
Five years after the University
Farm opened in 1908, this Mission Revival station was built by
Southern Pacific to replace the
original Davisville depot, which
had served passengers since
1868. Listed in the National
Register of Historic . . . — — Map (db m144858) HM
You are standing in what was the north grain field on the original Jerome Davis farm (1858). This home was constructed at the edge of Davis in 1910 by local builder James Elzy Wire. It is a fine example of the craftsman bungalow, and because of its . . . — — Map (db m156224) HM
Built in 1949-50 to replace the
original Davis Varsity, located
one block east. The current Varsity Theatre exemplifies Streamline Moderne architecture, which
emphasizes smooth curves and
horizontal lines to give a feeling
of speed. — — Map (db m145762) HM