William Morley House

Happy Labor Day! We hope you’re having a wonderful, long weekend.

William Morley, one of about 2,500 Southern Pacific employees, built this Sacramento house in 1894. He worked in the cabinet shop, which designed and constructed desks and furniture.

In the 1890s, Southern Pacific Railroad shops in Sacramento covered about 42 acres. They were in charge of repairing rolling stock on the line, as well as passenger cars, railroad tracks and railroad ferries.

I’m going to head back to this house when it’s not hidden by trees and get a better photo.

However, I’m guessing it gets overlooked a lot because it is directly next door to the Dorothea Puente murder house. Makes me wonder who lived there during the late 1980s when numerous murdered bodies were being exhumed from the yard. Can’t unsee that mess, that’s for sure.

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