#0574 Site of State Capitol at Vallejo


#0574 Site of State Capitol at Vallejo

Site information:

Corner of York and Sacramento, Vallejo

Nothing remains of the site, as the building burned in 1859.


Plaque information:

Private plaque on pedestal, west of York St at Vallejo Transit Center.  Engraving in the sidewalk and site of former building is at corner of York and Sacramento Sts.

Plaque text:

Vallejo was the official seat of state government from February 4, 1851 to February 4, 1852. The Capitol, shown above, within which the Legislature convened in 1852 and 1853, stood near this spot.

Tablet placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West.  September 9, 1938

Sidewalk text:

State Capitol Building

The California legislature convened in Vallejo for the first time on January 5, 1852 in a capitol building near the corner of York and Sacramento Streets, but left after just one week due to primitive conditions in the young city.  The legislature returned briefly in 1853, then moved to Benicia.  Vallejo's capitol building was destroyed by fire in 1859.

Registered 4/1/1957