The Cranston-Geary House, or the Bramson Home, as it is known locally, was built in 1909 by architect George Sellon. Sellon was California's first state architect. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Cranston-Geary House
    Cranston-Geary House

The unique Craftsman-styled home on G Street was built by noted architect George Sellon for Robert Cranston and his wife, Mary. Cranston was a prominent mining engineer. The home was a gift for the Cranstons from Mary Cranston's father.

The home is a curious blending of Craftsman styling with a degree of Japanese details. Sellon built a number of structures in the Sacramento area, including the Realty Exchange Building, the Dos Rios School, and the Caleb Greenwood School. Sellon was the first state architect for California, a position he held from 1907-1909.

Cranston sold the house to William Geary in 1912. Geary was a prominent local pharmacist and civic leader. The Geary family lived in the home until 1942. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 



National Register of Historic Places in Sacramento County. NoeHill Travels in California. Accessed August 19, 2017. http://noehill.com/sacramento/nat1997001662.asp.