Recent Changes for "Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_HouseRecent Changes of the page "Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House" on Davis Wiki.en-us Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2014-08-20 19:54:46JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by '''William Fred<span>rich</span> Dresbach''', a Prussian immigrant and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjacent lot to the south, Lot 11; the final piece of the quarter block property, Lot 12 was added in 1884 by the Enos family.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by '''William Fred<span>erick</span> Dresbach''', a Prussian immigrant and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjacent lot to the south, Lot 11; the final piece of the quarter block property, Lot 12 was added in 1884 by the Enos family.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Welcome to the Wiki, Rhonda! This and all other pages are maintained and owned by the community of Davis. If you know more about our history, please feel free to click "Edit" and add what you know. I corrected the spelling of your Great-Grandfather, and would be happy to assist you in any way. Thank you for helping add to this record and resource for the community! --["Users/JabberWokky" Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards], (814) 889-8845</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2014-08-20 17:42:39RhondaMcCormickComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-08-20 17:42:39'' [[nbsp]] I am Rhonda (Smith) McCormick, Great-Granddaughter of William Frederick (incorrectly spelled Fredrich in this article) Dresbach. William was born in the town of Halver, Westphalia, Germany (formerly Prussia), about May 5, 1834. Florence Estelle Dresbach (Smith), one of William's daughters (and my Grandmother), was born in this house on December 27, 1876. As mentioned in this article, William later moved his family to San Francisco, and was one of the first President's of the Produce Exchange, and tried to corner the wheat market, which unfortunately failed. William passed away in San Francisco on June 27, 1901, at the age of 67. I took my father, Woodley B. Smith, Jr. and my daughter to visit the house in the 1980's, and we were very pleased at how it had been restored and kept up for everyone to enjoy. I have been working on my family genealogy. Please let me know if you have any information about William's family in Germany that I can add. Thank you. --["Users/RhondaMcCormick"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2011-05-20 00:15:07DozerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-20 00:15:07'' [[nbsp]] Thank you for the pics. I have always wondered what the inside looks like --["Users/Dozer"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2011-05-11 00:12:43EliseKaneadded photo of historic landmark sign <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(boyer2.jpg, "The front of the house", 350,left,thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(boyer2.jpg, "The front of the house", 350,left,thumbnail)]]<span>&nbsp;[[Image(dhb.jpg, thumbnail, right, 350, "Sign marking the home as an historic landmark.")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2011-05-11 00:10:53EliseKaneUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=dhb.jpg">dhb.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2011-01-24 15:11:11ScottMeehleibnot the oldest after all <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at [[Address(604 ["2nd Street"])]] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). <span>Seemingly the oldest</span> building<span>&nbsp;(that still stands)</span> in Davis, the house is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at [[Address(604 ["2nd Street"])]] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). <span>One of the ["oldest surviving</span> building<span>s"]</span> in Davis, the house is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2011-01-23 23:35:30ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at [[Address(604 ["2nd Street"])]] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). Seemingly the oldest <span>still-standing </span>building in Davis, the house is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at [[Address(604 ["2nd Street"])]] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). Seemingly the oldest building<span>&nbsp;(that still stands)</span> in Davis, the house is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2011-01-23 23:34:26ScottMeehleibseems to be the oldest still-standing building in town <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at [[Address(604 ["2nd Street"])]] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). <span>It</span> is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at [[Address(604 ["2nd Street"])]] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). <span>Seemingly the oldest still-standing building in Davis, the house</span> is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2010-11-10 22:58:30Davidlm <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. The City of Davis finally bought the Mansion, tank house and remaining gardens in 1994 for $250,000, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. The City of Davis finally bought the Mansion, tank house and remaining gardens in 1994 for $250,000, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The mansion also contains the ["Yolo County Visitors Bureau"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2010-11-10 17:41:04Davidlm <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to it<span>s present location on the east side of the mansion</span> among<span>&nbsp;the</span> 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. (Shepherd laid the brick patio area <span>now surrounding</span> the tank house using a cache of old bricks found on the grounds near the Tank House.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to it<span>'s recently vacated location on the east side of the mansion,</span> among 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. (Shepherd laid the brick patio area <span>that used to surround</span> the tank house using a cache of old bricks found on the grounds near the Tank House.)<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The tank house was recently moved to the west side (["E St."]), to allow for development of the new ["Mishka's"] building on the east side plot. The orange trees were removed, and the bricks moved (to the 2nd and E St. corner perhaps? Anyone?).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2010-11-10 17:32:54Davidlm <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> His much younger third wife, also German born, not only looked after the younger children still at home, but reportedly kept the books and operated the scales<span>&nbsp;of</span> at the grain warehouse. Stelling's older son by his first marriage, Henry Jr. became a well known area marksman whose shooting exploits were noted in the local press, starting with a bag of "three dozen robins" and moving up to trap and duck shooting competitions. (In the early 1900's he became active in shooting clubs in the Bay Area after moving to San Francisco.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> His much younger third wife, also German born, not only looked after the younger children still at home, but reportedly kept the books and operated the scales at the grain warehouse. Stelling's older son by his first marriage, Henry Jr. became a well known area marksman whose shooting exploits were noted in the local press, starting with a bag of "three dozen robins" and moving up to trap and duck shooting competitions. (In the early 1900's he became active in shooting clubs in the Bay Area after moving to San Francisco.) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2010-06-18 12:32:24ScottMeehleiblinked to Elijah Brown entry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and '''Pena''' families. According to an early Davisville resident, Elijah William Brown, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardware store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and '''Pena''' families. According to an early Davisville resident, <span>["</span>Elijah <span>Brown" Elijah </span>William Brown<span>]</span>, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardware store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-12-20 14:34:37JasonAllerlinked to archive.org version <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- []</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [http://web.archive.org/web/20080102005643/http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-12-20 14:25:05bdresbach <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ []</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-03-09 07:50:54srednivashtar <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- "2009-01-07 15:07;34" [[nbsp]] Plans sponsored by ["Sue Greenwald"] are afoot--she wants to turn the mansion into another ["Bistro 33"] style restaurant...hope at least some of the character Jennie Alice Lillard describes and is depicted in the photos above isn't "remodeled" out of existence. ["Users/srednivashtar"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-01-06 20:04:54JasonAllerand yet another edit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> "2009-01-07 15:07;34" [[nbsp]] Plans sponsored by ["Sue Greenwald"] are afoot--she wants to turn the mansion into another ["Bistro 33"] style restaurant...hope at least some of the character Jennie Alice Lillard describes and is depicted in the photos above isn't "remodeled" out of existence. ["srednivashtar"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> "2009-01-07 15:07;34" [[nbsp]] Plans sponsored by ["Sue Greenwald"] are afoot--she wants to turn the mansion into another ["Bistro 33"] style restaurant...hope at least some of the character Jennie Alice Lillard describes and is depicted in the photos above isn't "remodeled" out of existence. ["<span>Users/</span>srednivashtar"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-01-06 20:04:25JasonAller+links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> "2009-01-07 15:07;34" [[nbsp]] Plans sponsored by Sue Greenwald are afoot--she wants to turn the mansion into another Bistro 33 style restaurant...hope at least some of the character Jennie Alice Lillard describes and is depicted in the photos above isn't "remodeled" out of existence. ["srednivashtar"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> "2009-01-07 15:07;34" [[nbsp]] Plans sponsored by <span>["</span>Sue Greenwald<span>"]</span> are afoot--she wants to turn the mansion into another <span>["</span>Bistro 33<span>"]</span> style restaurant...hope at least some of the character Jennie Alice Lillard describes and is depicted in the photos above isn't "remodeled" out of existence. ["srednivashtar"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-01-06 20:03:36JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2009-01-06 16:12:14srednivashtar <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ -------<br> + "2009-01-07 15:07;34" [[nbsp]] Plans sponsored by Sue Greenwald are afoot--she wants to turn the mansion into another Bistro 33 style restaurant...hope at least some of the character Jennie Alice Lillard describes and is depicted in the photos above isn't "remodeled" out of existence. ["srednivashtar"]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2008-08-31 13:31:23JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1976 the essentially intact house and gardens, valued at $160,000, were threatened with demolition for commercial development. Both a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price, and a city bond issue ballot measure failed. The bond measure was opposed by the chamber of commerce and other opinion makers because in addition to the $300,000 needed to buy and restore the property (for use as a museum primarily), the bond issue included a deal breaking $600,000 more to build city offices on the south part of the grounds, and reliance on income from sale of the city owned "Mayfair" lot (now the south end of Central Park) to retire part of the bond issue. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In <span>["</span>1976<span>"]</span> the essentially intact house and gardens, valued at $160,000, were threatened with demolition for commercial development. Both a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price, and a city bond issue ballot measure failed. The bond measure was opposed by the chamber of commerce and other opinion makers because in addition to the $300,000 needed to buy and restore the property (for use as a museum primarily), the bond issue included a deal breaking $600,000 more to build city offices on the south part of the grounds, and reliance on income from sale of the city owned "Mayfair" lot (now the south end of Central Park) to retire part of the bond issue. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 70: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-25 15:20:01'' [[nbsp]] My references show that Cafe Cinema used to operate from this address. Did a restaurant operate from the front of the house? --["SteveDavison"]<br> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-27 14:29:29'' [[nbsp]] No-- the house itself has either housed City or UCD offices, or been otherwise vacant. Cafe Cinema's operations would have been in the ["Tank House"], currently vacant. --["CentralDavisite"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-25 15:20:01'' [[nbsp]] My references show that Cafe Cinema used to operate from this address. Did a restaurant operate from the front of the house? --["<span>Users/</span>SteveDavison"]<br> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-27 14:29:29'' [[nbsp]] No-- the house itself has either housed City or UCD offices, or been otherwise vacant. Cafe Cinema's operations would have been in the ["Tank House"], currently vacant. --["<span>Users/</span>CentralDavisite"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-05-18 11:57:56'' [[nbsp]] Thanks for posting the awesome photos! --["ArlenAbraham"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-05-18 11:57:56'' [[nbsp]] Thanks for posting the awesome photos! --["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2008-02-08 16:15:57jenniealiceComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-02-08 15:15:57'' [[nbsp]] Jennie Alice Lillard-- just commenting to say how great it is that a piece of my family history didn't get demolished! I'm the grand daughter of John Lillard (deceased). Grandma Mary Jane Lillard is still is 81 living in Sacramento. My father Joseph Lillard tells me stories of staying in the creepy mansion with Aunt Mary when he was a child. The Lillards had three children, Kathleen, Joseph and Charlie. Great pictures, thanks so much. --["Users/jenniealice"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2007-09-11 20:09:27GeoffJohnson(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at <span>[[Address(</span>604 ["2nd Street"<span>])]</span>] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources (1984) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2007-09-11 20:09:27GeoffJohnsonMap location(s) modifiedDresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2007-09-02 15:53:01williamdresbachComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-09-02 15:53:01'' [[nbsp]] Bill Dresbach here, great grand son of Fredrick William. Fredrick had 4 daughters and one son named William born in San Francisco, He had one son also named William Jr. born in Petaluma, Ca. He had 2 sons. William 111 and Walter Woodly. Walter had one son David. and William had 2 sons Timothy Scott and Bryan William. Timothy had 2 children Allison and Timothy. That is the update on Fredrick William Dresbach Family --["Users/williamdresbach"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2007-05-19 20:51:16ValerieVannLink for more info added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more about the Mansion's gardens and state-of-the-art water supply system, see ["Tank House" Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House]. To learn more about ["Davis"] history, please visit our pages of ["Historic Places"], ["Town History"] and ["Davis Timeline"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more about the Mansion's gardens and state-of-the-art water supply system, see ["Tank House" Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House]. <span>More information about the Stelling family, tank houses in Davis and other topics in Davis history can be found at [http://www.davishistoricalsociety.org Website of the Davis Historical Society]<br> + </span>To learn more about ["Davis"] history, please visit our pages of ["Historic Places"], ["Town History"] and ["Davis Timeline"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2007-04-26 11:20:53BradBenedict(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, trading on the San Francisco Exchange and becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of ba<span>c</span>kruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.) His speculative ups and downs continued until his death at home in San Francisco in 1901. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, trading on the San Francisco Exchange and becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of ba<span>n</span>kruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.) His speculative ups and downs continued until his death at home in San Francisco in 1901. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-08-11 10:49:30ValerieVannSpelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and '''Pena''' families. According to an early Davisville resident, Elijah William Brown, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardwar<span>d</span> store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and '''Pena''' families. According to an early Davisville resident, Elijah William Brown, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardwar<span>e</span> store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-08-11 10:47:46ValerieVannAdded dates, minor corrections <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources<span>&nbsp;(1984)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> His much younger third wife, also German born, not only looked after the younger children still at home, but reportedly kept the books and operated the scales of at the grain warehouse. Stelling's older son by his first marriage, Henry Jr. became a well known area marksman whose shooting exploits were noted in the local press, starting with a bag of "three dozen robins" and moving up to trap and duck shooting competitions. </td> <td> <span>+</span> His much younger third wife, also German born, not only looked after the younger children still at home, but reportedly kept the books and operated the scales of at the grain warehouse. Stelling's older son by his first marriage, Henry Jr. became a well known area marksman whose shooting exploits were noted in the local press, starting with a bag of "three dozen robins" and moving up to trap and duck shooting competitions.<span>&nbsp;(In the early 1900's he became active in shooting clubs in the Bay Area after moving to San Francisco.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife Bertha, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," stating that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March '''Frank Hunt''', the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife Bertha, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town"<span>&nbsp;entirely</span> and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," stating that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March '''Frank Hunt''', the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, suddenly died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion, appraised at $3,500, from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter Mary wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920. Widowed in 1937, '''Mary Hunt Boyer''' resided in the mansion with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer. </td> <td> <span>+ John</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, suddenly died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion, appraised at $3,500, from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter Mary wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920. Widowed in 1937, '''Mary Hunt Boyer''' resided in the mansion with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1978 <span>the property was purchas</span>ed by UCD professor '''Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd''', who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending restore it after moving it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When City permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 1978 <span>an option to buy the property was obtain</span>ed by UCD professor '''Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd''', who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending restore it after moving it to a new location <span>on 8th Street </span>to allow development of the whole lot. When City permission to move it was denied<span>&nbsp;on grounds of impact to nationally listed landmark (loss of original context and site)</span>, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. (Shepherd laid the brick patio area now surrounding the tank house using a cache of old bricks found on the grounds.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. (Shepherd laid the brick patio area now surrounding the tank house using a cache of old bricks found on the grounds<span>&nbsp;near the Tank House</span>.) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-08-11 09:22:52AlphaDog+links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For more about the Mansion's gardens and state-of-the-art water supply system, see ["Tank House" Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House] </td> <td> <span>+</span> For more about the Mansion's gardens and state-of-the-art water supply system, see ["Tank House" Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House]<span>. To learn more about ["Davis"] history, please visit our pages of ["Historic Places"], ["Town History"] and ["Davis Timeline"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-13 16:50:17ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In 1978 the essentially intact house and gardens were purchased and restored by UCD professor '''Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd''', who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In 1976 the essentially intact house and gardens, valued at $160,000, were threatened with demolition for commercial development. Both a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price, and a city bond issue ballot measure failed. The bond measure was opposed by the chamber of commerce and other opinion makers because in addition to the $300,000 needed to buy and restore the property (for use as a museum primarily), the bond issue included a deal breaking $600,000 more to build city offices on the south part of the grounds, and reliance on income from sale of the city owned "Mayfair" lot (now the south end of Central Park) to retire part of the bond issue.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In 1978 the property was purchased by UCD professor '''Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd''', who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending restore it after moving it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When City permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. After a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price of $160,000 failed, as did a city bond issue ballot measure, the City of Davis finally bought the building and remaining gardens in 1994, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. (Shepherd laid the brick patio area now surrounding the tank house using a cache of old bricks found on the grounds.)<br> + <br> + [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. The City of Davis finally bought the Mansion, tank house and remaining gardens in 1994 for $250,000, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-13 16:30:19ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], ["Russell Boulevard"]. S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont township) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 188<span>0 for $5,00</span>0 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], ["Russell Boulevard"]. S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont township) with a large family. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> By the time he bought the property, '''Henry Stelling''' had become a grain merchant like Dresbach. He purchased the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town in 1891, and maintained an office on Main Street (Olive St., now G St.). He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earliest Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888. </td> <td> <span>+</span> By the time he bought the property<span>&nbsp;for $2,000</span>, '''Henry Stelling''' had become a grain merchant like Dresbach. He purchased the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town in 1891, and maintained an office on Main Street (Olive St., now G St.). He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earliest Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife Bertha, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," <span>claim</span>ing that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March '''Frank Hunt''', the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife Bertha, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," <span>stat</span>ing that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March '''Frank Hunt''', the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, suddenly died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter Mary wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920. Widowed in 1937, '''Mary Hunt Boyer''' resided in the mansion with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, suddenly died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion<span>, appraised at $3,500,</span> from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter Mary wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920. Widowed in 1937, '''Mary Hunt Boyer''' resided in the mansion with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. After a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price of $<span>25</span>0,000 failed, as did a city bond issue ballot measure, the City of Davis finally bought the building and remaining gardens in 1994, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. After a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price of $<span>16</span>0,000 failed, as did a city bond issue ballot measure, the City of Davis finally bought the building and remaining gardens in 1994, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:37:14ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [<span>''</span>Russell Boulevard<span>''</span>]. S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont township) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [<span>"</span>Russell Boulevard<span>"</span>]. S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont township) with a large family. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:35:39ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [''Russell B<span>lvd</span>.<span>'']</span> S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont township) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [''Russell B<span>oulevard'']</span>. S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont township) with a large family. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:33:13ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by '''William Dresbach''', a Prussian immigrant and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjacent lot to the south, Lot 11; the final piece of the quarter block property, Lot 12 was added in 1884 by the Enos family.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by '''William <span>Fredrich </span>Dresbach''', a Prussian immigrant and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjacent lot to the south, Lot 11; the final piece of the quarter block property, Lot 12 was added in 1884 by the Enos family.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [Russell Blvd.] S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont <span>district</span>) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [<span>''</span>Russell Blvd.<span>''</span>] S.M. Enos died in 1884; his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont <span>township</span>) with a large family. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March '''Frank Hunt''', the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife<span>&nbsp;Bertha</span>, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March '''Frank Hunt''', the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:29:02ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:28:11ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) w<span>ere</span> listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House''' (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) w<span>as</span> listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [Russell Blvd]<span>.</span> S.M. Enos died in 1884<span>,</span> his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue of Trees"], [Russell Blvd<span>.</span>]<span>&nbsp;</span> S.M. Enos died in 1884<span>;</span> his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:25:22ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue<span>_of_</span>Trees"<span>&nbsp;Avenue of Trees</span>]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue<span>&nbsp;of </span>Trees"<span>], [Russell Blvd</span>]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:16:42ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue_of_Trees"]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to '''Sessions M. Enos''' (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of the prominent local '''Russell family''' ["Avenue_of_Trees"<span>&nbsp;Avenue of Trees</span>]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-11 21:09:15ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + For more about the Mansion's gardens and state-of-the-art water supply system, see ["Tank House" Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Tank House]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-08 21:50:21ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by '''William Dresbach''', a Prussian immigrant and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjacent lot to the south, Lot 11) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by '''William Dresbach''', a Prussian immigrant and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjacent lot to the south, Lot 11<span>; the final piece of the quarter block property, Lot 12 was added in 1884 by the Enos family.</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A native of County Mayo, Ireland who immigrated to<span>&nbsp;the</span> America as a young boy, '''John Hunt''' had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's with a brother and sister, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A native of County Mayo, Ireland who immigrated to America as a young boy, '''John Hunt''' had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's with a brother and sister, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1978 the essentially intact house and gardens were purchased and restored by UCD professor '''Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd''', who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building.<span>&nbsp;The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 1978 the essentially intact house and gardens were purchased and restored by UCD professor '''Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd''', who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. After both a private fund raising attempt and a failed city bond issue ballot measure, the City of Davis bought the building and remaining gardens, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor.<br> + <br> + [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. After a private fund raising attempt to raise the purchase price of $250,000 failed, as did a city bond issue ballot measure, the City of Davis finally bought the building and remaining gardens in 1994, and the mansion itself is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-08 21:34:12ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<span>'''</span> (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Building #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, <span>the or</span>ig<span>inal owner</span> and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adjcent lot to the south, Lot 11) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by <span>'''</span>William Dresbach<span>'''</span>, <span>a Prussian imm</span>ig<span>rant</span> and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. (The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat; Dresbach later acquired the adj<span>a</span>cent lot to the south, Lot 11) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and Pena families. According to an early Davisville resident, Elijah William Brown, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardward store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and <span>'''</span>Pena<span>'''</span> families. According to an early Davisville resident, Elijah William Brown, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardward store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married <span>into</span> the prominent local Russell family ["Avenue_of_Trees"]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to <span>'''</span>Sessions M. Enos<span>'''</span> (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married <span>Cornelia Ellen Russell, daughter of</span> the prominent local <span>'''</span>Russell family<span>'''</span> ["Avenue_of_Trees"]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> By the time he bought the property, <span>Stelling</span> had become a grain merchant like Dresbach. He purchased the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town in 1891, and maintained an office on Main Street (Olive St., now G St.). He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earliest Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888. </td> <td> <span>+</span> By the time he bought the property, <span>'''Henry Stelling'''</span> had become a grain merchant like Dresbach. He purchased the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town in 1891, and maintained an office on Main Street (Olive St., now G St.). He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earliest Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A spectacular family dispute in late 1896 involving the young third wife, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds". In March <span>'''</span>Frank Hunt<span>'''</span>, the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>John Hunt had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> <td> <span>+ A native of County Mayo, Ireland who immigrated to the America as a young boy, '''</span>John Hunt<span>'''</span> had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's<span>&nbsp;with a brother and sister</span>, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, suddenly died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter<span>,</span> Mary<span>,</span> wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920. Widowed in 1937, Mary Hunt Boyer<span>&nbsp;resided in the home</span> with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, suddenly died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter Mary wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920. Widowed in 1937, <span>'''</span>Mary Hunt Boyer<span>''' resided in the mansion</span> with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1978 <span>it was</span> purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the <span>remaining </span>10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 1978 <span>the essentially intact house and gardens were</span> purchased and restored by <span>UCD professor '''</span>Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd<span>'''</span>, who hoped to use it for a residence, originally intending to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. <span>In 1994</span> the City of Davis bought the building and <span>it</span> is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]] Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. <span>&nbsp;After both a private fund raising attempt and a failed city bond issue ballot measure,</span> the City of Davis bought the building and <span>remaining gardens, and the mansion itself</span> is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(boyer1.jpg, 200, <span>left</span> "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house", thumbnail)]]Perhaps it should be known as the Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, but the granite marker was already made years ago. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(boyer1.jpg, 200, <span>right,</span> "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house", thumbnail)]]<span>&nbsp;</span>Perhaps it should be known as the <span>'''</span>Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion<span>'''</span>, but the granite marker was already made years ago. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-08 21:06:34ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. <span>Mr.</span> Dresbach, <span>one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. [http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. <span>(The house itself sits on Lots 9 &amp; 10 of Block 1, Range D of the original Davisville plat;</span> Dresbach<span>&nbsp;later acquired the adjcent lot to the south</span>, <span>Lot 11)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, trading on the San Francisco Exchange and becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of backruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The mansion is said to have been built by carpenters Patricio Vaca and Cirilo Zuniga, relations of the pioneer Vaca (Baca) and Pena families. According to an early Davisville resident, Elijah William Brown, who had been Dresbach's book-keeper, and owned a hardward store at the time the house was probably built, the original cost of the house was some $12-14,000.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, trading on the San Francisco Exchange and becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of backruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.) His speculative ups and downs continued until his death at home in San Francisco in 1901.<br> + [http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]<br> + <br> + The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family ["Avenue_of_Trees"]. S.M. Enos died in 1884, his widow apparently continued to live in the Davis area until her death, although not in the mansion. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 for Inyo County, after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ His much younger third wife, also German born, not only looked after the younger children still at home, but reportedly kept the books and operated the scales of at the grain warehouse. Stelling's older son by his first marriage, Henry Jr. became a well known area marksman whose shooting exploits were noted in the local press, starting with a bag of "three dozen robins" and moving up to trap and duck shooting competitions.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A<span>lso like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around</span> 1896 <span>to pursue his grain</span> business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. In March Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250. John had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A<span>&nbsp;spectacular family dispute in late</span> 1896 <span>involving the young third wife, the adult children, and most of the neighbors (meaning most of the then still compact town) may have precipitated the family's decision to leave Davisville. At any rate, like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain merchant</span> business, but continued to own the Davisville properties. In 1899, he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars<span>. Among the features of the house noted in the ad were "large outbuildings, a windmill" and "water pipes throughout the house and grounds"</span>. In March Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt, bought the house for $2250.<span><br> + <br> +</span> John<span>&nbsp;Hunt</span> had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations &amp; cornice under the tank deck. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg<span>,250</span>,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations &amp; cornice under the tank deck. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-08 19:26:11ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(boyer2.jpg, "The front of the house", 3<span>0</span>0,<span>&nbsp;righ</span>t,<span>&nbsp;</span>thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(boyer2.jpg, "The front of the house", 3<span>5</span>0,<span>lef</span>t,thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased (1870 &amp; 1871) in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse.<span>&nbsp;[http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family.<span>&nbsp;By the time he bought the property, Stelling had become a grain merchant like Dresbach, and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town. He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earliest Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property in late 1887 to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain business, but continued to own the Davisville properties<span>&nbsp;until March</span> 1899, <span>when he sold the house to</span> Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> <td> <span>+ By the time he bought the property, Stelling had become a grain merchant like Dresbach. He purchased the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town in 1891, and maintained an office on Main Street (Olive St., now G St.). He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earliest Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888.<br> + <br> +</span> Also like Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain business, but continued to own the Davisville properties<span>. In</span> 1899, <span>he advertised a desire "to leave town" and offered his properties, at "50 cents on the dollar," claiming that the house had originally cost $10,000 dollars. In March</span> Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt<span>, bought the house for $2250</span>. John had previously farmed near Davis in the 1870's, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin in the 1880's, where he still owned property. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 1900, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.<span>&nbsp;Perhaps it should be known as the Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, but the granite marker was already made years ago.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Hunt</span>-<span>Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]]</span> Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- - [http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]<br> - <br> - [[Image(boyer1.jpg, 200, left "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house", thumbnail)]]<br> - <br> - [[Image(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006", 200, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(boyer1.jpg, 200, left "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house", thumbnail)]]Perhaps it should be known as the Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, but the granite marker was already made years ago.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg,thumbnail,"Upper Front Bay Window")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg,<span>250,</span>thumbnail<span>,left</span>,"Upper Front Bay Window")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,thumbnail,"Front Door - the stained glass is recent, from Golden One Credit Union era")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg<span>,250</span>,thumbnail,"Front Door - the stained glass is recent, from Golden One Credit Union era")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionGingerbread.jpg,thumbnail,"Gingerbread - Porch Post and Cornice Bracket")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionGingerbread.jpg<span>,250</span>,thumbnail,"Gingerbread - Porch Post and Cornice Bracket")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg<span>,250,left</span>,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,thumbnail,"The Brick Soft Water Cistern - E Street side of mansion near back door &amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg<span>,300</span>,thumbnail,"The Brick Soft Water Cistern - E Street side of mansion near back door &amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-07 20:05:12ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence, originally <span>hop</span>ing to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence, originally <span>intend</span>ing to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - with mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-07 20:02:19ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of backruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, <span>trading on the San Francisco Exchange and </span>becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of backruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. By the time he bought the property, Stelling had become a grain merchant like Dresbach, and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town. He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earlies Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos (1823-1884), a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property <span>in late 1887 </span>to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family. By the time he bought the property, Stelling had become a grain merchant like Dresbach, and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town. He was also apparently engaged in the insurance business, one of four agents who certified the earlies<span>t</span> Sanborn fire insurance map of Davisville in 1888. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- L</span>ike Dresbach, Stelling<span>&nbsp;also</span> moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain business, but continued to own <span>his</span> Davisville properties until March 1899 when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously <span>owned </span>farm<span>lan</span>d near Davis, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 190<span>1</span>, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> <td> <span>+ Also l</span>ike Dresbach, Stelling moved to San Francisco around 1896 to pursue his grain business, but continued to own <span>the</span> Davisville properties until March 1899<span>,</span> when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously farm<span>e</span>d near Davis<span>&nbsp;in the 1870's</span>, but had moved back to his original home in Wisconsin<span>&nbsp;in the 1880's, where he still owned property</span>. A widower with four grown children, he returned to Davisville about 190<span>0</span>, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920<span>, and</span> resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine<span>&nbsp;</span> (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties, <span>suddenly </span>died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father's death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father's estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county. The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920<span>. Widowed in 1937, Mary Hunt Boyer</span> resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene<span>, wife of L. C. Lillard, a Davisville grain farmer.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence, originally hoping to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence, originally hoping to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot. When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while the back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises - <span>with </span>mixed success - including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-07 19:46:01ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos, a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family<span>&nbsp;</span>w<span>ho had</span> b<span>ecome a grain merchant like</span> D<span>resbach, and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos<span>&nbsp;(1823-1884)</span>, a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek (Tremont district) with a large family<span>. By the time he bought the property, Stelling had become a grain merchant like Dresbach, and o</span>w<span>ned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town. He was also apparently engaged in the insurance</span> b<span>usiness, one of four agents who certified the earlies Sanborn fire insurance map of</span> D<span>avisville in 1888</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Stelling also moved to San Francisco around 1896, but continued to own his Davisville properties until March 1899 when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously owned farmland near Davis, but had moved back to Wisconsin. A widower with four children, he returned to Davisville about 1901, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> <td> <span>+ Like Dresbach,</span> Stelling also moved to San Francisco around 1896<span>&nbsp;to pursue his grain business</span>, but continued to own his Davisville properties until March 1899 when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously owned farmland near Davis, but had moved back to <span>his original home in </span>Wisconsin. A widower with four<span>&nbsp;grown</span> children, he returned to Davisville about 1901, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father. The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920, and resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard.<span>&nbsp;(Perhaps it should be known as the Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, but the granite marker was already made years ago.)</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas<span>, the only son, who would have inherited all the Hunt farming properties,</span> died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father<span>'s</span> death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father<span>'s estate, which was reported as one of the largest ever probated in Yolo county</span>. The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920, and resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard<span>, son of the youngest Hunt daughter, Irene</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.<span>&nbsp;Perhaps it should be known as the Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, but the granite marker was already made years ago.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-07 19:26:22ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Bui<span>dl</span>ing #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, century old orange trees, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Bui<span>ld</span>ing #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos, a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek who had become a grain merchant like Dresbach and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town.<span><br> - Stelling also moved to San Francisco around 1896, but continued to own his Davisville properties until 1899 when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously owned farmland near Davis, but had moved back to Wisconsin. A widower with four children, he returned to Davisville about 1901, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos, a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek <span>(Tremont district) with a large family </span>who had become a grain merchant like Dresbach<span>,</span> and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Stelling also moved to San Francisco around 1896, but continued to own his Davisville properties until March 1899 when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously owned farmland near Davis, but had moved back to Wisconsin. A widower with four children, he returned to Davisville about 1901, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920, and resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine<span><br> -</span> (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. </td> <td> <span>+ Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father.</span> The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920, and resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard.<span>&nbsp;(Perhaps it should be known as the Dresbach-Enos-Stelling-Hunt-Boyer Mansion, but the granite marker was already made years ago.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence. <span>T</span>he back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion <span>&nbsp;</span>among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises<span>,</span> including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence<span>, originally hoping to move it to a new location to allow development of the whole lot</span>. <span>When permission to move it was denied, economics eventually led to the decision to find separate commercial uses for the tank house and mansion, while t</span>he back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building<span>. The mansion interior underwent some alteration (walls removed primarily), restoration of woodwork and plaster, updated plumbing and electrical systems, and new interior decoration. Damaged exterior features were expertly restored</span>. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises<span>&nbsp;- mixed success - </span> including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-07 19:13:07ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, c<span>i</span>ntury old orange trees, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, c<span>e</span>ntury old orange trees, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence. The back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises, including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Dresbach, who married a local dentist's daughter, Isabell Pearce in May 1870, moved to San Francisco around 1878, where he continued his business as a grain merchant, becoming a major player in a number of speculative attempts to "corner" the grain markets, resulting in a number of backruptcies. In the first of these in 1879, a Sacramento bank foreclosed on the Mansion property. (He lost the rest of his Davisville properties as well.)<br> + <br> + The bank sold the property in 1880 to Sessions M. Enos, a Davisville dairy farmer and his son William, who had married into the prominent local Russell family. The younger Enos family left Davisville in 1888 after selling the property to Henry Stelling, a German born farmer from the Solano County side of Putah Creek who had become a grain merchant like Dresbach and owned the huge Granger's grain warehouse and scales in town.<br> + Stelling also moved to San Francisco around 1896, but continued to own his Davisville properties until 1899 when he sold the house to Frank Hunt, the brother of John Hunt. John had previously owned farmland near Davis, but had moved back to Wisconsin. A widower with four children, he returned to Davisville about 1901, having bought the property from his brother Frank in mid-1899.<br> + <br> + Hunt lived there with his three eldest children, Thomas, Mary and Josephine until his death in August 1919. Thomas died of influenza at age 35, shortly after his father death. The two eldest daughters inherited the mansion from their father.<br> + <br> + The oldest Hunt daughter, Mary, wed a Sacramento physician, J.B. Boyer in 1920, and resided in the home with her unmarried sister Josephine<br> + (died 1950) until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard.<br> + <br> + In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence. The back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises, including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-05 16:07:38PhilipNeustromsome image formatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg<span>,right,400</span>,thumbnail,"Upper Front Bay Window")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg,thumbnail,"Upper Front Bay Window")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg<span>,left,300</span>,thumbnail,"Front Door - the stained glass is recent, from Golden One Credit Union era")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,thumbnail,"Front Door - the stained glass is recent, from Golden One Credit Union era")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionGingerbread.jpg<span>,300</span>,thumbnail,"Gingerbread - Porch Post and Cornice Bracket")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionGingerbread.jpg,thumbnail,"Gingerbread - Porch Post and Cornice Bracket")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg<span>,left,350</span>,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]] </td> <td> <span>+ == ==<br> +</span> [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg<span>,left,350</span>,thumbnail,"The Brick Soft Water Cistern - E Street side of mansion near back door &amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,thumbnail,"The Brick Soft Water Cistern - E Street side of mansion near back door &amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg<span>,300</span>,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations &amp; cornice under the tank deck. See also the ["Tank House"]")]]<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations &amp; cornice under the tank deck. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-01 19:16:23ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(MansionFireplace.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Marble Fireplace with cast iron stove insert - One of Four")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(DHBM-Fireplace.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Another Fireplace in Room used as Office")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(DHBM-NParlor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Parlor - with Dining table for use as Conference Rm")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionCeiling.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Plaster Ceiling in Front Parlor - Light Fixture is Recent")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(MansionFireplace.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Marble Fireplace with cast iron stove insert - One of Four")]]<br> - <br> - [[Image(DHBM-Fireplace.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Another Fireplace in Room used as Office")]]<br> - <br> - [[Image(DHBM-NParlor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Parlor - Dining table for use as Conference Rm")]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(MansionCeiling.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Plaster Ceiling in Front Parlor - used as conference room Light Fixture is Recent")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-01 19:11:50ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Door - the stained glass is recent, from Golden One era")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Door - the stained glass is recent, from Golden One <span>Credit Union </span>era")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(DHBM-NParlor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Parlor - Dining table for use as Conference Rm")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(DHBM-NParlor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Parlor - Dining table for use as Conference Rm")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-01 19:08:58ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations<span>,</span> cornice under the tank deck. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations<span>&nbsp;&amp;</span> cornice under the tank deck. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(MansionFireplace.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Marble Fireplace with cast iron insert - One of Four")]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(DHBM-UpperHall.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Mansion Upper Hallway")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionFireplace.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Marble Fireplace with cast iron stove insert - One of Four")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(DHBM-Fireplace.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Another Fireplace in Room used as Office")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionCeiling.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Plaster Ceiling in Front Parlor - used as conference room")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionCeiling.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Plaster Ceiling in Front Parlor - used as conference room<span>&nbsp;Light Fixture is Recent</span>")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(DHBM-NParlor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Parlor - Dining table for use as Conference Rm")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-01 19:01:55ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=DHBM-Fireplace.jpg">DHBM-Fireplace.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-01 19:00:15ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=DHBM-NParlor.jpg">DHBM-NParlor.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-07-01 18:58:35ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=DHBM-UpperHall.jpg">DHBM-UpperHall.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-06-23 10:35:27ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, <span>orange orchard</span>, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House<span>, after it's last owner Mary Hunt Boyer</span>) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house or 'mansion', together with its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, <span>cintury old orange trees</span>, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot tank house (water tower) were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased <span>&nbsp;(1870 &amp; 1871) </span>in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence. The back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location <span>in the remainder of the orange orchard on the east side of the mansion</span>, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises, including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd, who hoped to use it for a residence. The back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion Square retail/commercial building. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location <span>on the east side of the mansion among the remaining 10 of the original 35 orange trees</span>, where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises, including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,left,350,thumbnail,"The Brick Cistern - E Street side of mansion near back door &amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,left,350,thumbnail,"The Brick<span>&nbsp;Soft Water</span> Cistern - E Street side of mansion near back door &amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-06-17 09:45:01ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''</span>The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot <span>water tower</span> were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. </td> <td> <span>+ </span>The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot <span>tank house (water tower)</span> were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.<span>''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Since 1978 the Mansion has been leased to various business operations, including the Golden One Credit Union and the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-06-17 09:42:13ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Door")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Door<span>&nbsp;- the stained glass is recent, from Golden One era</span>")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,left,350,thumbnail,"The Brick Cistern - <span>2nd</span> Street side of mansion near back door")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,left,350,thumbnail,"The Brick Cistern - <span>E</span> Street side of mansion near back door<span>&nbsp;&amp; ADA ramp, Mansion Square in background</span>")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations<span>, cornice under the tank deck</span>. See also the ["Tank House"]")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 12:54:24PhilipNeustromused a link to the page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Info ==</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations<span>-</span> See also the Tank House<span>&nbsp;wiki page</span>")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations<span>. </span> See also the <span>["</span>Tank House<span>"]</span>")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 11:57:56ArlenAbrahamComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-05-18 11:57:56'' [[nbsp]] Thanks for posting the awesome photos! --["ArlenAbraham"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:50:19ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd. S<span>ince the</span>n, <span>it</span> has been leased to various business operations, including the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd<span>, who hoped to use it for a residence</span>. <span>The back (south) half of the Mansion grounds were developed as the Mansion </span>S<span>quare retail/commercial building. The ["Tank House"] was moved north to its present location in the remainder of the orange orchard on the east side of the mansio</span>n, <span>where it was 'adapted' for a variety of enterprises, including a cafe and a small office in an added 2nd floor.<br> + <br> + Since 1978 the Mansion</span> has been leased to various business operations, including<span>&nbsp;the Golden One Credit Union and</span> the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.'' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg,<span>righ</span>t,350,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg,<span>lef</span>t,350,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:40:39ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg,right,<span>3</span>00,thumbnail,"Upper Front Bay Window")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg,right,<span>4</span>00,thumbnail,"Upper Front Bay Window")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"The Brick Cistern - 2nd Street side of mansion near back door")]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg,right,350,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(Mansion<span>Po</span>r<span>ch=TH</span>.jpg,<span>righ</span>t,3<span>0</span>0,thumbnail,"The <span>F</span>r<span>o</span>n<span>t Porch</span> - <span>T</span>ank <span>H</span>o<span>use C</span>or<span>nice visible beyond</span>")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Mansion<span>Ciste</span>r<span>n</span>.jpg,<span>lef</span>t,3<span>5</span>0,thumbnail,"The <span>B</span>r<span>ick Cister</span>n - <span>2nd Street side of m</span>an<span>sion near bac</span>k <span>d</span>oor")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg<span>,left</span>,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations- See also the Tank House wiki page")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations- See also the Tank House wiki page")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionSink.jpg,left,<span>3</span>00,thumbnail,"Purple &amp; Gold China Sink in Upstairs Bedroom being used as an office")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionSink.jpg,left,<span>4</span>00,thumbnail,"Purple &amp; Gold China Sink in Upstairs Bedroom being used as an office")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:34:00ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd. Since then, it has been leased to various business operations, including the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.''<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd. Since then, it has been leased to various business operations, including the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.'' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ==Mansion Exterior Views==<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionUpperBay.jpg,right,300,thumbnail,"Upper Front Bay Window")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionFrontDoor.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Front Door")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionGingerbread.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Gingerbread - Porch Post and Cornice Bracket")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionCistern.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"The Brick Cistern - 2nd Street side of mansion near back door")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionPorch=TH.jpg,right,300,thumbnail,"The Front Porch - Tank House Cornice visible beyond")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(DHB-TH.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"The Tank House - Upper Decorations- See also the Tank House wiki page")]]<br> + <br> + <br> + ==Mansion Interior Views==<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionStairs.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Mansion Staircase")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionFireplace.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Marble Fireplace with cast iron insert - One of Four")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionSink.jpg,left,300,thumbnail,"Purple &amp; Gold China Sink in Upstairs Bedroom being used as an office")]]<br> + <br> + [[Image(MansionCeiling.jpg,300,thumbnail,"Plaster Ceiling in Front Parlor - used as conference room")]]<br> + <br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:19:43ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionCeiling.jpg">MansionCeiling.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:18:44ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionSink.jpg">MansionSink.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:18:04ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionFireplace.jpg">MansionFireplace.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:15:58ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionStairs.jpg">MansionStairs.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:12:11ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=DHB-TH.jpg">DHB-TH.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:09:54ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionPorch%3DTH.jpg">MansionPorch=TH.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:08:27ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionCistern.jpg">MansionCistern.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:07:22ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionFrontDoor.jpg">MansionFrontDoor.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:03:01ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionGingerbread.jpg">MansionGingerbread.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-05-18 09:00:31ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=MansionUpperBay.jpg">MansionUpperBay.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-04-25 11:14:00ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thumbnail</span>(boyer2.jpg, <span>300, right, </span>"The front of the house")]]<br> <span>-</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house w<span>as added</span> as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>Image</span>(boyer2.jpg, "The front of the house"<span>, 300, right, thumbnail</span>)]]<br> <span>+</span> The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The house <span>or 'mansion', together </span>w<span>ith its important auxilary features (tank house, cistern, orange orchard, gardens) were listed on the National Register of Historic Places</span> as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540).<span>&nbsp;It is also a Davis city 'Landmark' on the city list of designated historic resources.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(boyer1.jpg, 200, left "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(boyer1.jpg, 200, left "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house"<span>, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG<span>, 200</span>, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006"<span>, 200, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-02-12 13:00:21PhilipNeustromformatted comment and link to tank house <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> -</span> ''2005-12-27 14:29:29'' [[nbsp]] No-- the house itself has either housed City or UCD offices, or been otherwise vacant. Cafe Cinema's operations would have been in the <span>pumphouse</span>, currently vacant. --["CentralDavisite"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span> ''2005-12-27 14:29:29'' [[nbsp]] No-- the house itself has either housed City or UCD offices, or been otherwise vacant. Cafe Cinema's operations would have been in the <span>["Tank House"]</span>, currently vacant. --["CentralDavisite"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-01-16 16:32:47JasonAlleradded photo of sign <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(Hunt-Boyer Sign.JPG, 200, "The sign listing the occupants as of January 2006")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2006-01-14 22:34:08SteveDavisonmore info from a sheet. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - The<span>&nbsp;Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]</span>]. The house was added as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). </td> <td> <span>+ The Dresbach</span>-<span>Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity</span> The<span>atre"</span>]. The house was added as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot water tower were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse.'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot water tower were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher ["Jerome C. Davis"]. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse.<span><br> + <br> + After 1879 the property changed ownership several times until being acquired by the Hunt family in 1899. John Hunt's daughter, Mary Hunt Boyer, resided in the home until 1973 when the property passed to her nephew, John Lillard. In 1978 it was purchased and restored by Lawrence and Nancy Shepherd. Since then, it has been leased to various business operations, including the UC Davis Development Office. In 1994 the City of Davis bought the building and it is now used as part of the Parks &amp; Community Services offices for the City of Davis.</span>'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-12-27 14:29:29CentralDavisiteComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-12-27 14:29:29'' [[nbsp]] No-- the house itself has either housed City or UCD offices, or been otherwise vacant. Cafe Cinema's operations would have been in the pumphouse, currently vacant. --["CentralDavisite"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-12-25 15:20:01SteveDavisonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-12-25 15:20:01'' [[nbsp]] My references show that Cafe Cinema used to operate from this address. Did a restaurant operate from the front of the house? --["SteveDavison"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-06-25 17:20:39MattJojolalinked Jerome. What a great man <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot water tower were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher Jerome C. Davis. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse.'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot water tower were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher <span>["</span>Jerome C. Davis<span>"]</span>. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse.'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-06-25 17:08:25MattJojolaFormating. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Thumbnail(boyer1.jpg, 400, "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house")]]<br> - <br> - =Info=</span> </td> <td> <span>+ == Info ==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(boyer1.jpg, 200, left "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-06-25 17:06:51MattJojolaCool building downtown. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(boyer1.jpg, 400, "A marker stone on the sidewalk in front of the house")]]<br> + <br> + =Info=<br> + [[Thumbnail(boyer2.jpg, 300, right, "The front of the house")]]<br> + The Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House (also known as the Boyer House) is located at 604 ["2nd Street"] next to the ["Varsity Theatre"]]. The house was added as a [http://www.nationalhistoricalregister.com/CA/yolo/state.html Historical Building] in 1976 (Buidling #76000540).<br> + <br> + ''The 12 room, 3500 square foot main house and 340 square foot water tower were built between 1871 and 1875 by William Dresbach, the original owner and Davisville's first postmaster. Mr. Dresbach is credited with naming the town after rancher Jerome C. Davis. The land on which the mansion sits is likely some of the first residential land purchased in Davisville. Mr. Dresbach, one of Davisville's wealthiest citizens, also owned a livery stable, general store, hotel and saloon, and a grain warehouse.'' <br> + - [http://www.dreisbachfamily.org/solano_bill.html Dreisbach Family Website]<br> + <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-06-25 16:59:50MattJojolaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=boyer2.jpg">boyer2.jpg</a>.Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Househttp://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House2005-06-25 16:59:38MattJojolaUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer_House?action=Files&do=view&target=boyer1.jpg">boyer1.jpg</a>.