#0165 Weber Point


#0165 Weber Point

Site information:

Center St between Channel and Miner Sts, Stockton

The point remains, but nothing remains of the home, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque, plus a city plaque with additional info.

Plaque text:

Weber Point

Site of a two-story adobe-and-redwood house built in 1850 by Charles M. Weber, founder and pioneer developer of Stockton. One of the first elaborate residences and landscaped gardens in the San Joaquin Valley, it remained Captain Weber's home until his death in 1881.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Stockton city council and cultural heritage board. July 10, 1976.

City plaque text:

The residence of Captain Charles M. Weber, who founded Stockton in 1849, was located 450 feet west of this monument. The tower was often used by Weber to watch riverboats navigating the San Joaquin River and Stockton Channel. In 1917 the house was destroyed by fire.

The home site was part of El Rancho del Campo de los Franceses, Weber’s 48,747 acre Mexican land grant. This included most of the present site of Stockton and extended south and east encompassing the heart of San Joaquin County.

Stockton Historical Landmark No. 13 designated by the Stockton City Council 1973. Site and monument base  are the donations of the Holiday Inns of America and Fibreboard Corporation – Pickering Operations.

Registered 1/11/1935