The Landmark Project: CHL# 1

CHL# 1 CUSTOM HOUSE

Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag over this building on July 7, 1846 to signal the passing of California from Mexican to American rule. Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the assistance of the people of California.

Also on the US National Register of Historic Places and a US National Landmark.

Christine’s Note:  Check it out, it is landmark number 1, yo!  🙂

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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