May 23, 2014

Benjamin Lyford House, Tiburon


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photo by Donald Kinney

The Lyford House is a Victorian house located in Tiburon, California. Built in 1876, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



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photo by Donald Kinney

The Lyford House is situated on Richardson Bay and was the home of Benjamin Lyford (1841-1906), a doctor in the Union Army--born in New Hampshire and raised in Cabot, Vermont. Lyford migrated to San Francisco after the American Civil War and gained substantial wealth practicing medicine.

Lyford married Hilarita née Reed (1839-1908), the daughter of John Reed, an Irish immigrant who was granted the Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio, comprising the Tiburon peninsula, Belvedere and much of southern Marin County.

The Lyford House was originally located at Strawberry Point as part of Lyford's Eagle Dairy Ranch, but was moved by barge in December 1957 when threatened with demolition and is now owned by the National Audubon Society. The grounds and beach are open to the public but close at 5pm.


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1 comment:

m e l i g r o s a said...

love how your eye captures a local historic landmark, yet feels like some far far elsewhere landscape :) have a great weekend Donald! -m.

 
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