National Register of Historic Places in Sacramento County

National Register #66000221: Sutter's Fort in Sacramento Photograph of 1849 Drawing Submitted with the NRHP Nomination Form
National Register #66000221: Sutter's Fort in Sacramento The Reconstructed Walls
National Register #66000221: Sutter's Fort Original Adobe Building The Original Adobe Building
Both Photos 12 August 2006
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National Register #66000221
Sutter's Fort
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
2701 L Street
Sacramento
Built 1839-1844
Restored 1890-1891

Sutter's Fort was the most strategically located site in Northern California in the 1840s. It was towards this point that most of the immigrant trails converged, either coming south from Oregon, or after crossing the Sierras going West. Sutter's Fort represented the beginning of civilization, in the minds of the pioneers who had trekked across vast reaches of wilderness in search of their new land. The kindness and hospitality offered at Sutter's Fort by John Sutter is legendary, and in numerous ways, the site played an invaluable role in the American settlement in California.

Sutter's Fort began to deteriorate rapidly after 1849, and only a last-minute effort saved what remained in 1889, It was then purchased by the Native Sons of the Golden West in 1890, and restored by the State of California in 1891-93.

In 1937 the fort became a part of the State Park System.

The original fort was much larger than the reconstructed one we have today. The only remaining original building is the two-story adobe with gable roof at the center of the quadrangle.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1966.

Sutter's Fort is also California Historical Landmark 525.

Historic Adobe Buildings

Alvarado Adobe in San Pablo
Anza House in San Juan Bautista
Boronda Adobe in Salinas
Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel
Casa Covarrubias in Santa Barbara

Casa de la Guerra in Santa Barbara
Casa del Oro in Monterey
Castro Adobe near Watsonville
Castro Adobe Site in El Cerrito
Castro House in San Juan Bautista

Chew Kee Store in Fiddletown
Dallidet Adobe in San Luis Obispo
Dana Adobe in Nipomo
Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe in Concord
Don Salvio Pacheco Adobe in Concord

El Adobe de los Robles Near Lemoore
Estrella Adobe Church in Paso Robles
Groveland Hotel in Groveland
Gutiérrez Adobe in Monterey
Hastings Adobe near Collinsville

Hill-Carrillo Adobe in Santa Barbara
House of Four Winds in Monterey
Ide Adobe in Red Bluff
Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site in Santa Barbara
Juarez Adobe in Napa

Kottinger Adobe Barn in Pleasanton
Larkin House in Monterey
Latter Day Saints Chuch in Moab, Utah
Locke Adobe Barn in Lockeford
Martinez Adobe in Martinez

Merritt Adobe in Monterey
Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma
Mountain View Adobe in Mountain View
Moraga Adobe in Orinda
Nash Adobe in Sonoma

Old Adobe Barn in La Grange
Oreña Adobe in Santa Barbara
Peña Adobe near Vacaville
Petaluma Adobe near Petaluma
Plaza Hall in San Juan Bautista

Plaza Hotel in San Juan Bautista
Rancho Los Alamos in Santa Barbara
Reading Adobe Site near Cottonwood
Roberto-Suñol Adobe in San Jose
Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey

Shafer House in Moab, Utah
Sonoma Barracks in Sonoma
Stone and Kelsey Adobe Site in Kelseyville
Sugg House in Sonora
Sun Sub Wo Co. in Coulterville

Sutter's Fort Adobe in Sacramento
Swift Adobe Site near Orland
Swiss Hotel in Sonoma
The Fort in Taft
Trussell-Winchester Adobe in Santa Barbara

Vallejo Adobe in Sonoma
Vásquez House in Monterey

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