Northern California is such a beautiful part of the United States, with a comfortable climate and stunning vistas it is no wonder that so many people want to call it home. The Sacramento area in particular is also an area that is steeped in history!
In Citrus Heights for instance, there is a local landmark which has recently been designated as a California Point of Historical Interest by the California Office of Historic Preservation and is believed to be the oldest wooden structure and the third oldest structure overall in Sacramento County.
One of the early owners of the 14 Mile Roadhouse was Joseph Gray who took ownership back in 1853 and he is believed to be the introducer of grain and grapes to the area. Road Houses as a whole declined in popularity once the railways were completed – in 1864 the Transcontinental Railroad passed through Roseville and railroad shipping of heavy goods became the dominant method for shipping as volumes increased and prices fell. In 1868 Joseph Gray sold the house which became a ranch home for the Lauppe Family, then the Van Maren family where it was home to four generations of offspring.
While the surrounding area in Citrus Heights has grown up since the construction of the 14 Mile Road House the building itself remains and retains roughly the same location – although it was rolled back on the lot to move it further from the road. It is definitely a local landmark and is one of the only remaining inns of it’s type along the Auburn Road – now named Auburn Boulevard.
Definitely a pretty cool piece of Northern California Real Estate History! Next time you are in Citrus Heights why not check it out and learn more about the local history of this great Northern California community. There is some great real estate available for you to become a part of Citrus Heights history yourself!
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