California Historic Landmarks

Site of First Building in Present City of Stockton

Site Information

Official Marker Plaque
site photo
Landmark Number: 178
Location: City Hall, Civic Street between Miner and El Dorado Streets, Stockton, San Joaquin County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque


City Hall sits on the site of the first building in present day Stockton.

The official marker plaque:

In 1844, the first settlers arrived at Rancho del Campo de los Franceses. One of the company, Thomas Lindsay, built the first dwelling, a tule hut. He was later murdered by Indians and buried here by travelers. The point was formed by the junction of McLeod's Lake and Miners Channel.

City Hall at Site of the First Building



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