National Register #79000571
Joshua B. Tufts House
434 J Street
Joshua B. Tufts married Mary Ann Kingsland in New York City on April 24, 1849.
The next day, they embarked for California. After living in San Francisco and
Sacramento, they settled in Yolo County. Mr. Tuft successfully invested in real estate,
toll roads, orchards, truckyards. In 1855, he spent $850 to purchase five hundred acres on the
Putah Creek near the Vaca-Pena Mexican land grant.
In 1888, aged 64, he sold his properties in Solano County and retired to Davis where he built this
Stick/Eastlake home for his family. He lived here until the beginning of World War I, devoting
himself to community service and the Presbyterian Church.
He died in 1914 at the age of ninety while cording wood.