Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Keiffer House

Capitola St

At the top of the hill on Capitola on the north side was the Stephen Keiffer home, torn down for development in the 1970's. Keiffer, a civil engineer in Chicago, was hired by the developers of Fair Oaks in mid 1895 to lay out the town and produce all the maps necessary for approval of the development by the County. He named all the streets and produced the 1900 map widely used by the Colony salespeople. He went on to become the Chief Manager and Engineer for the North Fork Ditch Company, the main water supplier for eastern Sacramento County. When he first arrived in Fair Oaks, he was only 26 years old.

Continue down Capitola Avenue to Bridge Street.