Shrouded by trees in the Willowcreek Neighborhood of South Davis stands the Werner-Hamel house. The house is the oldest structure in Davis, and was built in 1859, less than a decade after California became a state. The home was originally built South of Davis in Solano County, where it was purchased by German immigrant Hartman Hamel in 1869, and became the center of the largest local cattle ranching operation. The family home was eventually relocated to its current lot, 1140 Los Robles Street, Davis. By 1920, the remainder of the Hamel family relocated elsewhere in Davis.
Despite allegations to the contrary, there is no evidence that the house is haunted. A large number of vultures do roost above the house though, that's actually true.