#0316 Presidio of Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks)


#0316 Presidio of Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks)

Site information:

NW corner of E Spain and 1st St E, Sonoma


Plaque information:

Private Plaque

Plaque text:

Sonoma Barracks

Erected in 1836 by General M. G. Vallejo. Headquarters of Bear Flag Party, which in June 1846 proclaimed a 'California Republic' and raised the Bear Flag on Sonoma's Plaza. Twenty-three days later, on July 7, 1846, Commodore John Drake Sloat, representing the United States government took possession of California. In April 1847, Stevenson's Regiment, Company "C", U.S.A., occupied the barracks.

Tablet placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, May 1937

Registered 7/12/1939