Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento Photos

The Leland Stanford Mansion is an elegant Second Empire structure which is the only remaining home of Leland Stanford, one of the original financiers of the Central Pacific railroad, an early California Governor & founder of Stanford University. Today the mansion is a beautifully restored public museum which is also used by current governors for official receptions. The building's core was built for the Lathrop family in 1857. Stanford bought it in 1861 & commission architect Seth Babson to do two expansions in 1862 & 1871.

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Leland Stanford Mansion [aka Stanford-Lathrop House]. Sacramento, CA.Front steps of Leland Stanford Mansion serving as both a Museum & reception house for gubernatorial functions. Sacramento, CA.Facade details of Leland Stanford Mansion. Sacramento, CA.Window surround detail of Leland Stanford Mansion. Sacramento, CA.
Leland Stanford Mansion (1857, 1862, 1871) [aka Stanford-Lathrop House] (800 N St.). Sacramento, CA. Style: Second Empire. Architect: Seth Babson. On National Register.Front steps of Leland Stanford Mansion serving as both a Museum & reception house for gubernatorial functions. Sacramento, CA.Facade details of Leland Stanford Mansion. Sacramento, CA.Window surround detail of Leland Stanford Mansion. Sacramento, CA.
Roofline detail of Leland Stanford Mansion. Sacramento, CA.


Roofline detail of Leland Stanford Mansion. Sacramento, CA.



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