Martin Murphy home

California State Historic Landmark 644

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#644 Home of Martin Murphy, Jr.
Martin Murphy, Jr., arrived in California with his family in the first wagon train to cross the Sierra Nevada. The founder of Sunnyvale, he constructed here his house of pre-fabricated lumber, brought around the Horn in 1849. Members of the Murphy family lived here continuously until 1953, when the property was acquired by the city of Sunnyvale.

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Martin Murphy Park, crnr N Sunnyvale and California Aves, Sunnyvale.

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