California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County
California Historical Landmark 606
1000 2nd Street
Markers for Old Sacramento, Sophie Comstock Memorial Committee and Hastings Building
2 January 2009
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This structure, erected in 1852-53, was occupied during the 1850s by the B. F. Hastings Bank, Wells Fargo & Co., various state officials, the Sacramento Valley Railroad, and the Alta Telegraph Co. During April 1860-May 1861, the Alta Telegraph Co. and its successor, the California State Telegraph Co., were the agents here for the Central Overland Pony Express, owned and operated by the firm of Russell, Majors, and Waddell. The first overland journey eastward of the Pony Express was begun from this historic site on April 4, 1860.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation
The Hastings Building contributes to the Old Sacramento Historic District which is a National Historic Landmark.