#0644 Martin Murphy Home and Estate (Site)


#0644 Martin Murphy Home and Estate (Site)

Site information:

Martin Murphy, Jr. Historical Park, corner of N Sunnyvale and California Aves, Sunnyvale

Nothing remains of this site, as the house burned down in 1961.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Home of Martin Murphy, Jr.

Martin Murphy, Jr. arrived in California with his family in 1844 in the first wagon train to cross the Sierra Nevada. The founder of Sunnyvale, he constructed here his house of pre-fabricated lumber brought around the Horn in 1849. Members of the Murphy family lived here continuously until 1953, when the property was acquired by the City of Sunnyvale.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City of Sunnyvale and the Sunnyvale Historical Society, May 22, 1960.

Registered 4/28/1958