#0679 Home of Lord Charles Snowden Fairfax


#0679 Home of Lord Charles Snowden Fairfax

Site information:

One block S of intersection of Pastori Ave and Center Blvd, Fairfax

Pastori Ave is gated to automobile entrance.  Site may be privately owned. 


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of Bird's Nest Glen

The home of "Lord" Charles Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850's. Served California as an Assemblyman (1853), Speaker of Assembly (1854), and clerk of the state Supreme Court (1856). Fairfax, a descendant of Scottish barons of the Cameron Fairfax family of Virginia, was involved in the last of California's historic political duels, being host to the principals and friends of the two antagonists.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Marin County Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, November 6, 1960.

Registered 5/11/1959