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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Vallejo, California

 
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Location of Vallejo, California
    Solano County (95)
    Contra Costa County (380)
    Marin County (140)
    Napa County (87)
    Sacramento County (284)
    Sonoma County (124)
    Yolo County (62)
 
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1California (Solano County), Vallejo — 24 Pounder from the USS Independence
The Independence was built during the War of 1812 for service against Great Britain. She was the first ship-of-the-line, or vessel with 3 gun decks, in the United States Navy. In 1846 she came to the Pacific and participated in the capture of . . . Map (db m153494) HM
2California (Solano County), Vallejo — A Large Carved Eagle (Wood)
The following entry appears in the official Shipyard Log of June 19, 1876: "A large carved Eagle (wood) was placed on the pediment of the office building today." No information is available as to the name of the artist, or the occasion for . . . Map (db m91586) HM
3California (Solano County), Vallejo — Beyond These Sentry Houses
The two Sentry Houses before you mark the entrance to the Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot, which was the United States' first naval arsenal in the Pacific. The Depot manufactured, stored, and transported munitions for the U.S. Navy from 1857 . . . Map (db m153855) HM
4California (Solano County), Vallejo — Carnegie LibraryVallejo Celebrates Its Downtown History
In 1903, industrialist Andrew Carnegie offered $20,000 to erect a new public library in Vallejo. The donation was made with the provision that the city provide $2,000 each year for its operation. Dedicated on July 4, 1904, the library was located on . . . Map (db m100475) HM
5California (Solano County), Vallejo — Civil War - Unknown Dead Monument
Erected to the Memory of the Unknown Dead 1861 - 1865 G.A.R.Map (db m113190) WM
6California (Solano County), Vallejo — 24 — Craven-Voss House
This Classical Revival residence is a exceptional local example of mid-19th century architecture. It was built in 1869 for Rear-Admiral Thomas Tingey Craven, former Commandant of Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The house was purchased in 1977 by Arvel . . . Map (db m100489) HM
7California (Solano County), Vallejo — 16 — D.C. Madam's House
This Greco-Italianate residence was constructed by Thomas B. Elder in the 1870s on this site which John B. Frisbie obtained by patent from President Andrew Johnson. The home was restored in the 1970s by John and Ruth Derry. Plaque . . . Map (db m100467) HM
8California (Solano County), Vallejo — Empress TheaterVallejo Celebrates Its Downtown History
Built in 1911 it was to be "...one of the prettiest small theaters on the coast". Admission to vaudeville acts was 10˘ to 30˘. The theater underwent frequent name changes, including The Fox Senator. By the 1920s musical comedies and . . . Map (db m100477) HM
9California (Solano County), Vallejo — First Catholic Church
On August 19, 1855, the first Catholic Church in Vallejo was dedicated on this site. Map (db m100465) HM
10California (Solano County), Vallejo — 751 — First U.S. Naval Station In The Pacific
Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854, by the then Commander David G. Farragut, USN. Site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, USN. Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, . . . Map (db m35020) HM
11California (Solano County), Vallejo — First Wireless Station
On a hill 300 feet south of this point, the first naval wireless station on the Pacific Coast was erected in 1904. Plaque erected in Sept 1954Map (db m26010) HM
12California (Solano County), Vallejo — Fourth Marine Division Memorial
In honor and memory of all members of the Fourth Marine Division 1943 thru 1945 4 Roi-Namur Saipan Tinian Iwo Jima "Where Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue" Dedicated by the Ray Marine Chapter #31 of . . . Map (db m91516) WM
13California (Solano County), Vallejo — German Marder and Torpedo
This German Marder ("Pine Marten") and torpedo was captured during World War II and donated to Mare Island in 1947. Developed and used sparingly by the German Navy, they were used in the English Channel and Mediterranean. They were not considered . . . Map (db m91483) HM
14California (Solano County), Vallejo — H.B.M. Centurian Anchor
Anchor from H.B.M. Ship Centurian which was lost in 1742 at Jaun Fernandez Island Robinson Crusoe's Island Recovered by the U.S.S. Lackawanna May 1882 Map (db m152987) HM
15California (Solano County), Vallejo — Hunter Memorial Promenade
This promenade was given to the people of Vallejo by Alena Maude Hunter in loving memory of her father, James, a prospector at Bidwell's Bar during the Gold Rush of 1849, and a pioneer rancher in this area.Map (db m152680) HM
16California (Solano County), Vallejo — In Memory of the Port Chicago 50 - Vallejo, August 1944
This memorial is dedicated to the 50 African American sailors who in August 1944 courageously refused to work under unsafe and dangerous conditions loading munitions at Mare Island Navy Yard. Just weeks before, they had survived a deadly July 17, . . . Map (db m153856) HM WM
17California (Solano County), Vallejo — Mansion Gallery
Built in 1902 by George J. Herbert, given by the family to the Solano County Historical Society in 1961, and further restored in 1969 by the Artists League of Vallejo for the cultural benefit of the public.Map (db m100474) HM
18California (Solano County), Vallejo — Power & Fleming GrocersVallejo Celebrates Its Downtown History
Power & Fleming Grocers was located at the northwest corner of Virginia and Marin Streets, c. 1907. The Fleming family owned property on the outskirts of town where they produced fruit, vegetables, dairy, etc. Their goods were brought into town to . . . Map (db m100466) HM
19California (Solano County), Vallejo — 21 — Red Men's Hall
The Red Men's Hall is a variant of the Renaissance Revival style and exhibits three Native American terra cotta portraits. The building is the home of Samoset Tribe No. 22, organized in 1869. The building was constructed in 1925 and is the work of . . . Map (db m100460) HM
20California (Solano County), Vallejo — Sentry Houses, A272 and A279Circa 1942
These sentry houses are key contributing features of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. A National Historic Landmark, Marine Corps manned A272 to guard entry to the high security naval ammunition depot, while A279 was a waiting booth for those . . . Map (db m153854) HM
21California (Solano County), Vallejo — 10 — St. Peter's Chapel
City Landmark No. 10 Dedicated on October 13, 1988 This chapel is the oldest naval chapel in the Pacific and the first interdenominational chapel in the service. Originally dedicated on October 13, 1901, this shingle style chapel was designed by . . . Map (db m78899) HM
22California (Solano County), Vallejo — 3 — St. Vincent Ferrer Church
This Gothic style Church was dedicated on June 28, 1898. Map (db m100472) HM
23California (Solano County), Vallejo — The Alibi Clock
This clock was built by E. Howard of Boston in 1914. It was originally located in front of Burnett Brothers Jewelry Store on Market Street, San Francisco The clock became nationally known after the San Francisco Preparedness Day Parade on July . . . Map (db m100491) HM
24California (Solano County), Vallejo — 9 — The Elsa Widenmann Home
This Classical Revival House was built in 1921 for Miss Elsa Widenmann, a long time civic leader, and her mother, the widow of Charles Widenmann. The carriage house, earlier part of the John Frisbie estate, the barn and the house site are a portion . . . Map (db m100476) HM
25California (Solano County), Vallejo — USS Hartford 10 Inch Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon
10 Inch Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon from the USS Hartford Admiral Farragut fought his most famous battle aboard the USS Hartford at Mobile Bay during the Civil War. Mobile was defended by three Confederate forts, Morgan, Gaines and . . . Map (db m152691) HM
26California (Solano County), Vallejo — 574 — Vallejo As State Capital
Vallejo was the official seat of state government from February 4, 1851 to February 4, 1852. The Capitol, shown above, within which the Legislature convened in 1852 and 1853, stood near this spot.Map (db m100459) HM
27California (Solano County), Vallejo — 6 — Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
This Spanish Renaissance Revival building has served as a museum since 1979. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m100458) HM
28California (Solano County), Vallejo — 14 — Widenmann-Plutchok Home
. . . Map (db m100464) HM
 
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