Adams and Company Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 34.961 W 121° 30.264
10S E 630267 N 4271528
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #607
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2008 9:38:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM4PNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 20

Long Description:
Erected in the fall of 1853, this building was occupied during 1853-1855 by Adams and Co.'s express and banking house. The Alta Telegraph Co., California State Telegraph Co., Pacific Express Co., California Stage Co., Sacramento City Bank, and Wells Fargo & Co. also had offices here in the 1850s. During May-October 1861, Wells Fargo & Co. were agents here of the western portion of the Central Overland Pony Express until it was discontinued on October 26, 1861 on completion of the transcontinental telegraph.

The Adams and Company Building was proclaimed to be the first granite facade building in Sacramento. The building facade stands substantially unaltered to this day with the interior remodeled for modern use.

With the collapse of the banking house, the building become the office of James Birch's California Combination Stage Company, which operated north to Oregon, south to Los Angeles, and east to New Orleans.
Marker Number: 607.00


County: Sacramento

1014-2nd St, Old Sacramento

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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