#685:  Sam Brannan Cottage

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1311 Washington St, Calistoga





Private Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Sam Brannan arrived in Napa Valley in the late 1850s with the dream of making it the 'Saratoga of California.' In 1866 cottages were built and palm trees planted in preparation for the grand opening of the resort. This is the only cottage still standing.

From the plaque:

Built circa 1862, this cottage was part of the original Brannan's hot springs resort lands, moved to the this location and first restored in 1978. Dedicated to the memory of Sam Brannan founder of Calistoga pioneer, promoter, XXXer, politician, philanthropist, railroad and land developer, newspaperman, California and millionaire.

This plaque placed by the Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History and its members.

2009 David Schmitt