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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Woodland, California

Clickable Map of Yolo County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Yolo County, CA (65) Colusa County, CA (15) Lake County, CA (27) Napa County, CA (89) Sacramento County, CA (390) Solano County, CA (114) Sutter County, CA (10)  YoloCounty(65) Yolo County (65)  ColusaCounty(15) Colusa County (15)  LakeCounty(27) Lake County (27)  NapaCounty(89) Napa County (89)  SacramentoCounty(390) Sacramento County (390)  SolanoCounty(114) Solano County (114)  SutterCounty(10) Sutter County (10)
Woodland is the county seat for Yolo County
Woodland is in Yolo County
      Yolo County (65)  
      Colusa County (15)  
      Lake County (27)  
      Napa County (89)  
      Sacramento County (390)  
      Solano County (114)  
      Sutter County (10)  
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1 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Capital Hotel, Est. 1869Woodland, California
This commercial Italianate brick building was designed and built by Michael O'Connell for A.S. House. It is the oldest existing commercial building in Woodland and was Woodland's first hotel. Originally called the Planter House and later renamed . . . Map (db m154489) HM
2 California, Yolo County, Woodland — China Town begins
Henry Aronson ran a general merchandise store at 527 Main Street in the 1870s. On this site, at the rear of his store, a small wooden warehouse stood. According to local historian Will Weider, an unknown Chinese immigrant rented the building as . . . Map (db m154483) HM
3 California, Yolo County, Woodland — GYP 139-13 — Corner Drug Company Building
This building was constructed before 1886. Brothers Joseph & George Jacobs owned the New York Store and sold dry goods here until 1895. Wallace Pond opened a business here in 1897, soon to be known as the Corner Drug Store. Between 1898 to . . . Map (db m154491) HM
4 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Freeman Park1859 - 1950
Dedicated April 2, 1950 by Woodland Parlor No. 90 Native Daughters of the Golden West In memory of Frank S. Freeman, first Postmaster, and his wife, Gertrude S. Freeman, who named the City of WoodlandMap (db m154668) HM
5 California, Yolo County, Woodland — 864 — Gable Mansion
The Gable Mansion is an outstanding example of 19th Century Victorian Italianate architecture, one of the last of its style, size, and proportion in California. This structure was built in 1885 for Amos and Harvey Gable, pioneer Yolo County . . . Map (db m57627) HM
6 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Hesperian College 1861-18961888 Site (Later Woodland High School)
Here bounded by Marshall, First, Hays and College Streets, Hesperian College moved from its downtown location the fall of 1888. The new three-story building, built by Swain and Hudson at a cost of $16,780, had a Boarding Department on the first . . . Map (db m18148) HM
7 California, Yolo County, Woodland — GPY 140-01 — Krellenberg Building
Peter Krellenberg was a German cabinet maker who came to Woodland from Sacramento in 1869 and established his furniture and coffin trades at this site. His family home was one door west of the shop. In 1872 Peter erected a one-story brick building . . . Map (db m106078) HM
8 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Leonidas Taylor
Erected to the memory of Leonidas Taylor. Born in the city of Philadelphia on the 3rd of July 1832. He grew to manhood in the city of St. Louis and was killed by the explosion of the Steamer Belle opposite this spot on the 5th of February . . . Map (db m16355) HM
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9 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Main and Second Street 1920’sWoodland
. . . Map (db m11756) HM
10 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Original railroad
In 1869 the branch line of the California Pacific Railroad (Cal-P) was laid, connecting Davisville to Woodland to Knights Landing to Yuba City. The tracks crossed the alley about here, angling from Main and College (then called Railroad Street). In . . . Map (db m55676) HM
11 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Site of Byron Jackson’s First Machine Shop
Byron Jackson (1841-1921) was an inventor and manufacturer of farm equipment and pumps. His name endures on pumps used in agriculture, petroleum, mining, power generations and water supply. Born in Ohio, Jackson moved to Woodland with his parents in . . . Map (db m24291) HM
12 California, Yolo County, Woodland — The Gibson House
William Byas Gibson came to California from Missouri by mule team in 1850 at the age of 19. In 1856 he started construction of the Gibson House which became the nucleus of his subsequent 3,000 acre estate. He married Mary Cook and they had 3 sons. . . . Map (db m72887) HM
13 California, Yolo County, Woodland — 851 — The Woodland Opera House
The first opera house to serve the Sacramento Valley was built on this site in 1885. The present structure, built in 1895-96, continues to represent an important center for theatrical arts of that period. Erected by David N. Hershey and . . . Map (db m11726) HM
14 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Woodland begins
On this site in 1853 Henry Wyckoff built the town's first store to serve travelers and farmers. In 1862 the small wooden building, owned by Franklin S. Freeman, became Yolo's interim courthouse after Woodland became the county seat. The original . . . Map (db m54226) HM
15 California, Yolo County, Woodland — GPY 138-07 — Woodland's First Post Office
Franklin Sylvester Freeman, founder of Woodland, relocated his stock of goods and built a store in 1860-61, it is the oldest of the earliest commercial buildings in this city. It became the site of Woodland's first post office on July 5, 1861, and . . . Map (db m85718) HM
16 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Yolo County Courthouse
This property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m55542) HM
17 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Yolo County Savings Bank
History This sandstone building was constructed in 1903 for the Yolo County Savings Bank, which occupied part of the lower floor. Other establishments in the building were J. D. Musgrove Insurance, F. V. Stening, Tailor and occupying . . . Map (db m55687) HM
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18 California, Yolo County, Woodland — Yolo County War Memorial
"From these honored dead, we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their last full measure of devotion, that we highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain." World War I Virgil W. . . . Map (db m57595) WM
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Dec. 6, 2023