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Leland Stanford House, 800 N Street, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA



B&W Photos

HB94273
Photocopy Of Wood-engraving By Van Vleck & Keith From A Photograph By Shireff Of Higgins' Daguerrian Rooms, Sacramento, With Figures, Etc

HB94274
Photocopy Of Photo-engraving Illustration In George T

HB94275
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94276
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94277
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94278
Photocopy Of Circa 1886 Photograph In Society Of California Pioneers Collection

HB94279
Photocopy Of 1902 Photograph In Society Of California Pioneers Collection

HB94280
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94281
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94282
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94283
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94284
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94285
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94286
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94287
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94288
Photocopy Of 1872 Photograph By Eadweard Muybridge In Stanford University Archives, Pc 6

HB94289
Photocopy Of Circa 1862 Invitation Illustrated In An Unidentified Sacramento Guide Book


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Location
800 N Street, Sacramento, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1709
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-233).
Building/structure dates: 1857 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1871 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
National Register Number: 71000178
Significance: As a private home, and later as an unofficial mansion for two California governors (Leland Stanford and F.F. Low), this building has been closely associated with a number of important social and political events of the period from 1857 (when it was built) to 1874, when the Stanfords moved to San Francisco. Since 1900, under two different Roman Catholic sisterhoods, it has been a focus for orphan children or problem children as well as an occasional center of civic festivities (as in 1939, at the Sacramento centennial). Architecturally it is one of the most impressive residential buildings to survive from the 19th Century; its various revision have resulted in a structure which is a cross-section of architectural fashions and yet a unified whole. The reconstitution of the interiors (after 1939), somewhat as they were in the 19870's, as well as the presence of untouched period fittings, make it a rare example of high Victorian taste of the silver age, comparable to the great houses destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Related Names
Babson, Seth
Turton, William
Knox, William F.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of wood-engraving by Van Vleck & Keith from a photograph by Shireff of Higgins' Daguerrian Rooms, Sacramento, with figures, etc. touched up by Nahl & Brothers. Illustration from The Californian Farmer, July 4, 1862. STANFORD HOUSE BY SETH BABSON, VIEW FROM THE NORTHEAST
2. Photocopy of photo-engraving illustration in George T. Clark, Leland Stanford, War Governor . . . , Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press, 1931, p. 114. NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE HOUSE PRIOR TO 1870
3. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. VIEW FROM THE NORTHEAST
4. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. STAIRS TO NORTH ENTRANCE
5. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. VIEW FROM THE SOUTHWEST, SHOWING NEW SOUTH WING
6. Photocopy of circa 1886 photograph in Society of California Pioneers Collection. NORTH FRONT, LOOKING WEST
7. Photocopy of 1902 photograph in Society of California Pioneers Collection. NORTH FRONT
8. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. ENTRANCE HALL
9. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. LIBRARY
10. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. NORTHWEST DOUBLE PARLOR, LOOKING SOUTH (Present Chapel Space)
11. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. NORTHWEST DOUBLE PARLOR, LOOKING NORTH
12. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. WEST PARLOR (NEW WING) AND DINING ROOM, LOOKING EAST
13. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. DINING ROOM IN 'NEW' SOUTH WING, LOOKING WEST
14. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. SEWING ROOM ('BIRD ROOM').LEFT TO RIGHT, ANNA MARIA LATHROP (MRS. STANFORD'S SISTER), MRS. JANE ANN (DYER) LATHROP (MRS. STANFORD'S MOTHER), ELIZABETH PHILLIPS (MRS. JOSIAH) STANFORD (GOV. STANFORD'S MOTHER), JANE LATHROP (MRS. LELAND) STANFORD AND HER SON, LELAND, JR.
15. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. BASEMENT BILLIARD ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH. LEFT TO RIGHT, LELAND STANFORD, JR., MRS. LELAND STANFORD AND ANNA MARIA LATHROP (MRS. STANFORD'S SISTER)
16. Photocopy of 1872 photograph by Eadweard Muybridge in Stanford University Archives, PC 6. BALLROOM IN NEW SOUTH WING, LOOKING WEST
17. Photocopy of circa 1862 invitation illustrated in an unidentified Sacramento Guide Book. GOVERNOR AND MRS. STANFORD


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