Saturday, March 2, 2024
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Rocklin History Tour

Rocklin Quarry
Take a tour of select stops in Rocklin’s History. Narrative provided by Gary Day with photos by Roy Salibury and the Rocklin Historical Society.

Rocklin History Tour – Wickman-Johnson Home

Rocklin History Tour Wickman-Johnson Home - This white farmhouse is at 5200 5th Street at the west end of Rocklin Road.

Rocklin History Tour – Barudoni Building

The Barudoni Building is at 5250 Front Street, across from the Old Saint Mary's Chapel. Meat broker Joseph Barudoni built it in 1905 as a meat market, with an office for Doctor Woodbridge on the second floor.

Rocklin History Tour – Old St. Mary’s Chapel

The Old Saint Mary's Chapel is at 5251 Front Street. It is the centerpiece of Heritage Park which is a joint project of the City of Rocklin and the Rocklin Historical Society

Rocklin History Tour – Roundhouse Site

Rocklin Roundhouse Site -Rocklin's roundhouse was at the intersection of Front Street and Rocklin Road east of today's Crossroads Church

Rocklin History Tour – Capitol Quarry

Rocklin Capitol Quarry - This granite quarry is behind the city office building at 3970 Rocklin road. To get the best view of the quarry pit, go to the second floor exterior stairwell landing of that office building.

Rocklin History Tour – Rocklin History Museum

The Rocklin History Museum is at 3895 Rocklin Road at the corner of San Francisco Street and is our 4th stop along the Rocklin History Tour.

Rocklin History Tour – Rocklin City Hall

Rocklin City Hall. This historic building is at 3980 Rocklin Road. Adolf Pernu, owner of Rocklin's early twentieth-century California Granite Company quarry, built it as

Rocklin History Tour – Finn Hall

Finn Hall is at the corner of South Grove and Rocklin Road. It is the most visible reminder of Rocklin's once dominant Finnish culture.

Rocklin History Tour – Early Union Granite Company Quarry

The lake that you see there in front of Rocklin's library fills a quarry operated in the early 20th century by the Union Granite Company under the management of Finnish immigrant Matt Ruhkala

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