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Lafayette in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lafayette Town Hall

 
 
Lafayette Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2011
1. Lafayette Town Hall Marker
Inscription. Community spirit led to construction of this hall by the Lafayette Improvement Club. Land was donated by Frank and Rose Ghiglione with funds and labor provided by the townspeople. A grand opening ball and midnight supper were held on May 1, 1914. Since then the town has been a center of community life.

Town Hall was declared a city landmark in 1978.
Lafayette Historical Society 1978
 
Erected 1978 by Lafayette Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 53.275′ N, 122° 7.075′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Moraga Road, on the right when traveling east on School Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3535 School Street, Lafayette CA 94549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geils Building (approx. mile away); Dedicated to the Pony Express (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafayette House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tres Ranchos Del Sur (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walnut Creek, California) (approx.
Lafayette Town Hall Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2011
2. Lafayette Town Hall Marker - wide view
The marker is located just to the left of the School Street entrance. Although now attached to the School Street side of the Hall, the marker was formerly attached to the Moraga Road side of the building at the corner, but was obscured by shrubs.
2.9 miles away); Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (approx. 3.1 miles away); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (approx. 3.1 miles away); Walnut Creek Grammar School (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Town Hall. The Town Hall's website, including historical information on the Hall, "...The first event in the new Town Hall was a Grand Ball, the first of many Saturday night dances in Lafayette. This new social activity became so popular that the LIC requested that the Sacramento Northern Railroad provide a special train from Oakland to the West Lafayette Station so people could walk to Town Hall. Evenings would begin at 9:00 p.m., with a multi-course supper served at midnight, followed by more dancing. It was reported that one train left the Lafayette station at 5:30 a.m...." (Submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
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Lafayette Town Hall - looking east across Moraga Road image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 8, 2010
3. Lafayette Town Hall - looking east across Moraga Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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