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John Muir House, Alhambra Boulevard, Martinez, Contra Costa County, CA



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Item Title
John Muir House, Alhambra Boulevard, Martinez, Contra Costa County, CA

Location
Alhambra Boulevard, Martinez, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1890
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-84).
Building/structure dates: 1889 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000083
Significance: The house was built in 1882 by Dr. John Theophile Strentzel, outstanding early horticulturist and physician. John Muir, who married Strentzel's daughter, made this his home from 1890 until his death in 1914. Here Muir, naturalist, conservationist and rancher, produced most of his significant published works on the flora and fauna of the west. Later occupied by various owners, the house was kept in reasonably good repair until 1952, but was later vacated and neglected for two years. Purchased in 1955 by Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Sax, the house has been partially repaired and refurnished.

Related Names
Muir, John
Strentzel, John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photograph Original 1900 - Recopy 1960 GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Photograph Original C 1920 - Recopy 1960 NORTHEAST CORNER ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL FRONT (NORTH) ENTRANCE
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 FRONT (NORTH) ELEVATION
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF WEST ELEVATION
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 WEST PORCH
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SOUTHWEST ELEVATION
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 CUPOLA
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 STAIR HALL FROM ENTRANCE
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 WEST PARLOR
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 CEILING MEDALLION, WEST PARLOR
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF LIBRARY
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 JOHN MUIR BEDROOM & STUDY
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack Boucher, Photographer October 1960 FIREPLACE, SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM


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