National Register of Historic Places in Sacramento County

National Register #00001270: Runyon House Near Courtland Photograph Submitted with NRHP Nomination
National Register #00001270: Runyon House Near Courtland 13 August 2006
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National Register #00001270
Runyon Residence
AKA Alchorn Residence
AKA Live Oak Ranch
12865 River Road
South of Courtland
Built 1868

Built in 1868, the Runyon Residence is one of the oldest remaining ranch residences in the Sacramento Delta region.

The stately residence is an excellent example of mid-nineteenth century rural residential architecture, and possesses a high degree of physical integrity despite its age. A vernacular representative of Greek Revival origins, the building is almost unaltered from its 1880 image, as published in Thompson and West's History of Sacramento County.

It has retained its original setting with surrounding agricultural landscape, and conveys a strong sense of place reflecting its era and life style. The residential building is well-composed, and carefully designed. The interior is unusually open and light for a building of this era, and its workmanship, ornament, and wood detailing are outstanding in both design quality and workmanship.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 2000.

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