Leland Stanford Mansion

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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is a state and federally protected historic site in Sacramento, California. The park is on the corner of 8th Street and N Street in Downtown Sacramento, just two blocks away from the State Capitol building. The State Historic Park features the Stanford Mansion, once owned by Leland Stanford, Governor of California from 1862 to 1863, U.S. Senator from 1885 to 1893, railroad tycoon, member of the Big Four and founder of Stanford University.

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https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=489 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford_Mansion_State_Historic_Park Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is a state and federally protected historic site in Sacramento, California. The park is on the corner of 8th Street and N Street in Downtown Sacramento, just two blocks away from the State Capitol building. The State Historic Park features the Stanford Mansion, once owned by Leland Stanford, Governor of California from 1862 to 1863, U.S. Senator from 1885 to 1893, railroad tycoon, member of the Big Four and founder of Stanford University.
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (916) 324-0575. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park 800 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 324-0575 www.parks.ca.gov/stanfordmansion © 2005 California State Parks (Rev. 2016) “ mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford present compliments and request the pleasure of your company at their residence.” — Invitation to the Stanford party of February 6, 1872 T he Leland Stanford Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, upholds a long-honored tradition of service to the people of California. As the State’s official reception center and a public museum, this California state park welcomes leaders from around the world. In the turbulent 1860s — the Civil War and its aftermath — this elegant brick building was headquarters to three governors: Leland Stanford (1862-1863), Frederick F. Low (1863-1867), and Henry H. Haight (18671871). Prominent Sacramento merchant Shelton C. Fogus built the home during 1856-1857, then leased it for a short time to gold rush banker and entrepreneur Darius Ogden (D.O.) Mills. In June 1861, Leland Stanford, the new Republican candidate for governor, bought Fogus’ furnished home — soon known as the Executive Mansion — for $8,000. Sacramento merchants — Leland went into business with a long-time friend, Captain Nicholas T. Smith. During a three-year separation, the Stanfords wrote to each other regularly. In June 1855, having received news of Jane’s father’s death, Stanford returned to Albany to bring her home. By autumn they were living in a modest house along Sacramento’s bustling waterfront, and Stanford was the sole owner of the Stanford Brothers Store. Stanford-Lathrop Families Born in 1824 near Albany, New York, Leland Stanford was the fifth of eight children. Although he Business and Politics Portrait of Leland, Jane, and showed an early talent for Stanford’s help in organizing Leland Stanford, Jr., 1880 Photo courtesy of business, his parents guided the state’s new Republican Party Stanford University Archives his education toward a law career. assured California’s loyalty to the While apprenticed to a law firm, Stanford Union. His early gubernatorial campaigns met Jane Eliza Lathrop, the oldest had met with mixed success; nominated daughter of the Dyer Lathrop family, and to run in 1859, he was defeated. In 1860 he subsequently became a regular visitor to worked on Abraham Lincoln’s presidential their home. campaign, and when Lincoln was elected, Stanford set up a law practice in Stanford served briefly as one of Wisconsin, and two years later he his advisors. and Jane were married. The couple soon In June of 1861, Stanford’s reputation decided to move to California, but in for common sense and sound judgment June 1852, Leland had to leave Jane in brought him the Republican Party’s New York to care for her ailing father. In July nomination for governor. Prior to that he arrived alone in San Francisco. Following election, he had been named president a visit to his brothers — successful of the newly incorporated Central Pacific Restored elements of the mansion include carpets, Renaissance Revival furniture, gilded columns, gas globe lights, and original toys. Photo of original toy courtesy of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford Family Collections Railroad of California. Leland Stanford became one of “The Associates” (later known as the “Big Four”) with Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. Stanford’s undeniable popularity won him the election on September 4, 1861. Although suddenly thrust into the role of California’s First Lady in the middle of the Civil War, Jane Stanford was more than ready. When it came to social affairs, she determined various rules of etiquette and presided over formal receptions, dinners, and celebrations. Stanford dealt with the critical issues inherent in wartime. In an era when such actions were not incompatible with the office of governor, Stanford promoted legislation that backed the Central Pacific Railroad. He cut the state’s debt in half and enacted laws dealing with the security of San Francisco’s harbor. In 1863 he declined to run for office again. Because four-year terms had only recently become law, Stanford was the last Cali
Parque Estatal Histórico Mansión Leland Stanford Nuestra Misión La misión de California State Parks es proporcionar apoyo para la salud, la inspiración y la educación de los ciudadanos de California al ayudar a preservar la extraordinaria diversidad biológica del estado, proteger sus más valiosos recursos naturales y culturales, y crear oportunidades para la recreación al aire libre de alta calidad. California State Parks apoya la igualdad de acceso. Antes de llegar, los visitantes con discapacidades que necesiten asistencia deben comunicarse con el parque llamando al (916) 324-0575. Si necesita esta publicación en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 Para obtener más información, llame al: (800) 777-0369 o (916) 653-6995, fuera de los EE. UU. o 711, servicio de teléfono de texto. www.parks.ca.gov Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park 800 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 324-0575 www.parks.ca.gov/stanfordmansion © 2005 California State Parks (Rev. 2016) “ El señor y la señora Leland Stanford lo saludan y esperan contar con el placer de su presencia en la residencia” — Invitación a la fiesta Stanford el 6 de febrero de 1872 L a La Mansión Leland Stanford, un monumento histórico nacional, conserva una tradición de larga data de servicio a la gente de California. Como centro de recepción oficial del Estado y museo público, este parque estatal de California le da la bienvenida a los líderes de todo el mundo. En el turbulento 1860, por la Guerra Civil y sus secuelas, este elegante edificio de ladrillos fue el cuartel general de tres gobernadores: Leland Stanford (18621863), Frederick F. Low (1863-1867), y Henry H. Haight (1867-1871). El prominente comerciante de Sacramento, Shelton C. Fogus, construyó la casa durante 1856-1857 y luego la alquiló por un corto periodo al negocios con un antiguo amigo, el capitán Nicholas T. Smith. Durante una separación de tres años, los Stanford se escribían cartas regularmente. En junio de 1855, luego de enterarse que el padre de Jane había fallecido, Stanford volvió a Albany para llevarla a casa. Ya en el otoño, vivían LAS FAMILIAS en una modesta casa frente STANFORD-LATHROP a una bulliciosa costa de Leland Stanford nació en Retrato de Leland, Jane y Sacramento y Stanford era el Leland Stanford júnior, 1880 las cercanías de Albany en único propietario de la Tienda Photo courtesy of 1824 y fue el quinto de ocho Stanford University Archives Stanford Brothers. niños. A pesar de que demostró su talento por los negocios a una edad NEGOCIOS Y POLÍTICA temprana, sus padres guiaron su educación La ayuda de Stanford en la organización hacia la carrera de leyes. del nuevo partido republicano aseguró Mientras era aprendiz en un despacho la lealtad de California con la Unión. Sus de abogados, Stanford conoció a Jane Eliza campañas gubernativas iniciales tuvieron Lathrop, la hija mayor de la familia Dyer un éxito entremezclado, fue derrotado Lathrop, y luego se convirtió en un asiduo cuando se postuló para gobernar en 1859. invitado en su casa. En 1860, trabajó en la campaña presidencial Stanford creó un despacho de abogados de Abraham Lincoln, y cuando Lincoln fue en Wisconsin y dos años más tarde Jane y electo, Stanford trabajó un corto periodo él se casaron. La pareja decidió mudarse como uno de sus consejeros. a California, pero en junio de 1852, Leland En junio de 1861, la reputación de debió dejar a Jane en Nueva York para que Stanford, por sentido común y buen juicio, ella pudiese cuidar a su padre enfermo. lo condujo a postularse para gobernador En julio, él llegó solo a San Francisco. para el partido republicano. Previamente Luego de visitar a sus hermanos, exitosos a la elección, había sido nombrado comerciantes de Sacramento, Leland inició presidente de la red ferroviaria Central banquero y empresario de la fiebre del oro Darius Ogden Mills. En junio de 1861, Leland Stanford, el nuevo candidato republicano, compró la casa amoblada de Fogus, luego conocida como la Mansión gubernamental, por $8000. Los artículos restaurados de la mansión incluyen alfombras, muebles del neorenacimiento, columnas con elementos dorados, luces esféricas a gas y juguetes originales La fotografía del juguete original es cortesía de Iris y B. Gerald del Centro Cantor de artes visuales de la Universidad de Stanford Pacific Railroad de California. Leland Stanford se convirtió en uno de “Los Socios” (“The Associates”), más tarde conocidos como “El grupo de los cuatro” (“Big Four”) con Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, y Mark Hopkins. La popularidad innegable de Stanford hizo que ganara las elecciones del 4 de septiembre de 1861. A pesar de que Jane Stanford tuvo que asumir la función de primera dama de manera súbita, se mostró más que competente. Cuando se trataba de cuestiones sociales, ella imponía varias reglas de etiqueta y presidía recepciones formales, cenas y celebraciones. Stanford tuvo
Important Information • Chaperones must stay with students at all times. • No food, beverages or gum inside any of the sites. • Park staff reserves the right to cancel groups arriving more than 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time. • Groups without reservations are admitted on a space available basis. Payments for admission by check or cash only. Holding capacities strictly enforced. Our Mission The Mission of the California Department of Parks and Recreation is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the states’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation. California State Parks Historic Sites Visitor Information Guide • Commercial tour companies will be charged regular admission price at the park where applicable. • School groups with reservations will be admitted free of charge at all venues unless otherwise noted. • Requests for special assistance for persons with disabilities should be identified when making reservations with Reserve America. • Due to the number of no-shows at the Historic Sites venues, groups that fail to show for a reserved venue will be invoiced $25.00 per no show. • Fees subject to change. School group reservations call toll free: (866) 2404655 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week Pacific Standard Time. Commercial group reservations call toll free:(866) 361-5111 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F. For additional site information, maps and teacher background materials, Visit the California State Parks Website at: www.parks.ca.gov. HISTORIC STATE PARK SITES STATE CAPITOL MUSEUM 10th and L Street Guided tours provide an understanding of California’s complex and dynamic legislature. In addition, the guides interpret the Capitol’s history, architecture and symbols. Historic offices offer a glimpse into the Capitol’s past and museum rooms convey a perspective on current issues. Maximum 35 people. Wheelchair accessible. Listening devices upon request. (1 hr - Guided Tour) LELAND STANFORD MANSION 4th – 12th grades only. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, a National Historic Landmark, was the 19th century home of Leland and Jane Stanford. Today the Mansion welcomes leaders from around the world as the State’s official reception center and public museum. Allow 30 minutes for this guided tour. There are adult and youth fees; children five and under are free. For more information, call (916) 3246088 or (916) 324-0575 and press 03. THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM FOR HISTORY, WOMEN AND THE ARTS The California Museum offers fun and educational programs and tours. Students have the opportunity to learn about California and the nation through the gallery-based programs. Developed by an experienced educator with specific reference to California’s curriculum standards, the Museum offers a range of resources California State Parks does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To receive this publication in an alternate format contact the California State Parks Concessions & Reservations Division at (916) 653-7733. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. BOX 942896 SACRAMENTO, CA 94296-0001 For Information Call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, Outside the U.S. (888) 877-5738, TTY (888) 877-5379, Without TTY www.parks.ca.gov Cover photo: Marshall Gold Discovery SHP © 2009 California State Parks for discovery and learning to classroom teachers. These resources are provided in a ready format that encourages and supports the efforts of teachers in addressing the natural and cultural diversity of California, the growth of the world-class economy, and the workings of our democracy. The Museum features exhibits on pioneering families, California Mission art, and the Remarkable Women Series with Latinas: the Spirit of California. For more information on our current exhibits, check our website at www. californiamuseum.org. CALIFORNIA STATE INDIAN MUSEUM 26th & K Street The museum displays a comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to California Indian culture. Wheelchair accessible. Groups without reservations are admitted on a space available basis. Carrying capacity enforced. (30 min Self-guided Tour) for 2nd floor of Central Building. (1 hr - Sound-Assisted, Self-guided Tour) GOVERNOR’S MANSION SHP 16th & H Street Elegant Victorian mansion built in 1877. Former home to California’s governors from John Pardee through Ronald Reagan. No strollers allowed. Due to limited holding capacity, large drop-in groups not advised. Wheelchair lift available. For information regarding this site, call (916) 323-3047. (40 min - Guided Tour) MARSHALL GOLD DISCOVERY SHP Highway 49 in Coloma This is the site of the discovery at Sutter’s MiII that triggered the California Gold Rush. Groups with a valid reservation must check in at the park entrance within an hour before or after their scheduled arrival time. For Bekeart’s gold California

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