California Historical Landmarks in Marin County

California Historical Landmark 679
Fairfax Home
Pastori Avenue and Center Boulevard

California Historical Landmark #679: Charles Snowden Fairfax Home
1 October 2004
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Fairfax Home

The home of "Lord" Charles Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850's. Served California as an Assemblyman (1853), Speaker of Assembly (1854), and Clerk of the State Supreme Court (1856). A descendant of Scottish barons of the Cameron Fairfax family of Virginia, was involved in the last of California's historic political duels, being host to the principals and friends of the two antagonists.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 679

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Marin Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, November 6, 1960.
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