Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Robert Bramhall

1878 - 1950

West K-18

38.649716 - -121.279451

Proceed down the drainage ditch to the "Bramhall Bench".

Robert Bramhall, M.D., was Fair Oaks’ first physician and followed his father, Frank Bramhall, to Fair Oaks after graduation from medical school at Northwestern University in 1901. He first lived and practiced at a small house on Hill Street. Then, around 1907, he built a fine house in the southeast corner of Main Street and Capitola. He practiced medicine at both the house and at times in the Murphy Building in Fair Oaks and in Sacramento. He lies here surrounded by his family.