The First Brick Building in Sacramento

The First Brick Building in Sacramento (HMAX1)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.784', W 121° 30.442'

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The Bridge Lunch Restaurant was the last of a long line of restaurants, saloons and boardinghouses located at, or nearby, 1323 Front Street, the first brick structure in the city. George Zins, a native of Searsburg, Lorraine, started a brick-making business in Sutterville in 1847 and hauled the bricks for the building to Sacramento by oxen-teams. Zins is also credited with building the first brick building in the state a year earlier at Sutterville.
In 1849, Zins constructed his two-story brick house that measured 35 x 60 feet and was built at a cost of $40,000. The property, 60 feet wide, located on Front Street between M and N streets, extended 150 feet to the alley. It had been obtained from John Sutter who, in 1847, had married Zins to Doris or Dorthea Wolfinger, a survivor of the Donner Party.
The building, known as the Anchor House, was intended as a family residence and store. However, during the flood of 1849-50 when it was used as a haven, Zins rented a portion of the building to John Winters, who opened a lodging house. The renting of the space to boarders was a pattern of use that was to characterize the subsequent history of the building and site. It was one of the few buildings to escape the great fire of 1852. A new 252-room hotel opened on the site in 2002.
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630014 N 4271197
Decimal Degrees38.57973333, -121.50736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.784', W 121° 30.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 47.04" N, 121° 30' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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