Vallejo (1852-1853)

Vallejo Capitol
300 York Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
State Capitol 1852, 1852-1853

Site of the former State Capitol at Vallejo (in 2009)

Vallejo was the state capitol from January 5 to January 16, 1852, when it was moved to Sacramento for the duration of the 1852 Session. At the end of the Session, the Capital returned to Vallejo, where it remained until the beginning of the next year’s session. On January 4, 1853, the Capitol was moved to Benicia.

The 300 Block of York Street is now covered by a parking lot for the Solano County Health and Social Services (whose street address is 201 Georgia Street). Based on a comparison of vintage maps and current satellite images of Vallejo, the former location of the capital building is near the Santa Clara Street enterance to the HSS parking lot (south of Georgia Street).