Heilbron House

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Heilbron House
Heilbron House (Across the Street), Sacramento, CA - DSC03853.JPG
Front view of home, from across the street
Location 704 O St., Sacramento, California
Coordinates 38°34′34″N 121°29′54″W / 38.57611°N 121.49833°W / 38.57611; -121.49833Coordinates: 38°34′34″N 121°29′54″W / 38.57611°N 121.49833°W / 38.57611; -121.49833
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1881 (1881)
Architectural style Italianate, High Victorian Italianate
NRHP reference # 76000511[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

The Heilbron House is a historic mansion in Downtown Sacramento, California. Built in 1881, it was initially the home of August Heilbron, a cattle rancher, merchant, and landowner who came from Germany.

The home is located just around the corner from Leland Stanford's iconic Stanford Mansion—marking the area as an upscale residential location for captains of industry. Heilbron hired Nathaniel Goodell, who also designed the home that later became the California Governor's Mansion.[2] Costing $10,000 in all, the Heilbron House is one of the few remaining historic structures in an area that is now primarily populated with office buildings for the State of California.[3]

In the last 65 years, the mansion has served as a restaurant, bank, and art gallery, and now serves as an office for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Montano, Ralph (21 April 2005). "Historic home's future unclear". Sacramento Bee. p. G1. 
  3. ^ Lynne Vellinga, Mary (8 January 2006). "Stanford Mansion's Smaller Neighbor". Sacramento Bee. p. B1. 

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