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Albert Gallatin House, 1527 H Street, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA



See 23 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB93787
Historic American Buildings Survey Thompson & West Illustrator In History Of Sacramento County Photo Copy 1960 North Elevation (1880)

HB93788
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93789
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

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Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93791
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93792
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93793
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93794
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93795
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93796
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93797
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93798
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93799
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93800
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93801
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93802
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

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Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

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Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E


Data Pages


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Item Title


Location
1527 H Street, Sacramento, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1886
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-244, FN-245).
Building/structure dates: 1877 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1943 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Significance: Although its use as a Governor's Mansion dates only from 1903, this house has been a consistent pivotal center of 20th century political events in California, as well as the focus of important social history. Built as a private residence, it brings something of the grand scale of the silver age of the 1870's to the present day; although its architectural character is less distinguished than the former Fogus (later Stanford) home, it represents a particularly interesting combination of the disintegrating stylistic eclecticism of the Victorian era with an audacity of plan and elevation which lead to modern architecture. Its remarkable height on so flat a site gave it added prominence in the 19th century, as well as providing a symbolic centrality to the house (with its physical dramatic gas light in the tower) which has been reinforced by subsequent political occupants of the residence. / Built in 1877 for Albert Gallatin, the mansion became the official residence of the Governor of California in 1903 and served in this capacity until 1967 when Governor Reagan moved out. The mansion was well recognized in the nineteenth century as one of the grand houses of Sacramento and, although altered frequently since acquisition by the State, remains one of the finest examples of the Second Empire-Italianate style in the city.

Subjects
People Associated With Politics & Government
Official Residences
Domestic Life


Related Names
Reese, Uriah M.
Goodell, Nathaniel Dudley
Steffens, Joseph
Huntington, Hopkins & Company
Gallatin, Albert
Steffens, Lincoln
Didion, Mary Ellen, Field Team
Hughes, Hugh, Field Team
Klimt, Kurt, Field Team
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Baird, Joseph Armstrong Baird., Historian
Tye, Andrew J., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Thompson & West Illustrator in History of Sacramento County Photo Copy 1960 NORTH ELEVATION (1880)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 2, 1960 NORTH ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 WEST ELEVATION
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SOUTHWEST CORNER ELEVATION
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 ENTRANCE DETAIL (NORTH ELEVATION)
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 STAIR HALL (TO SOUTH)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 STAIR (TO SOUTHWEST)
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 BACK HALL (TO WEST)
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 NORTHWEST PARLOUR
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF DOOR (NORTHWEST PARLOUR)
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF DOOR KNOB
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 NORTHEAST PARLOUR (EAST WALL)
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DINING ROOM (SOUTHWEST CORNER)
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DOOR DETAIL (DINING ROOM NORTH WALL)
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 WAINSCOT (DINING ROOM NORTH WALL)
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SOUTHWEST PARLOUR (EAST WALL)
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 CEILING (SOUTHEAST PARLOUR)
19. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 SECOND FLOOR STAIR HALL (TO EAST)
20. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 TOWER STAIRS
21. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 STABLE - EAST ELEVATION


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