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#644:  Martin Murphy Home and Estate (Site)

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Location:

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

37.382117,-122.026158

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

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 prefabricated lumber house, 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. The house was destroyed by fire in 1961.



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