Webster House

Webster House (HM1HWY)

Location: Alameda, CA 94501 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 45.533', W 122° 14.323'

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This home built in 1854 for John Nelson Webster and Caroline Webster is Alameda's oldest house. The house is a primary example of Gothic Revival architecture by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Downing. The house was prefabricated in New York, shipped around Cape Horn in the hull of the bark Henry Harbeck and assembled in 1854. The interior walls are solid redwood with some planks being 22" wide. The redwood came from Leona Heights, the redwood forest to the north of Alameda. Fires in the late 1800's and 1920s damaged the rear of the home.
The home was acquired by Andrew and Susan McCormack on February 5, 1984. They replaced the damaged areas and proceeded to restore the home and convert its use from a single family home to a bed and breakfast inn.
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HM NumberHM1HWY
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West, Robert M. Rogers, Grand President and Halcyon-Alameda Parlor #47 NSGW
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 567057 N 4179335
Decimal Degrees37.75888333, -122.23871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.533', W 122° 14.323'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 31.98" N, 122° 14' 19.38" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1238 Versailles Ave, Alameda CA 94501, US
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