“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Port Costa in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Burlington Hotel

Established 1883

The Burlington Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 7, 2010
1. The Burlington Hotel Marker
Inscription. Port Costa's old timers are quite certain that the rumor of the Burlington Hotel being a bordello is untrue. Their reasoning is that the respected owners and their families lived nearby, therefore it could not have been a bordello.

However, the archives of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus will once and for all put to rest these rumors. Our records indicate that not only was the Burlington Hotel a bordello, but it was highly ranked among the California bordellos of the era. This five star rating was maintained for many decades in the early 1900's.

"Credo Quia Absurdum"

Dedicated by
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus

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Erected 1999 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 of E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 2.79′ N, 122° 11.012′ W. Marker is in Port Costa, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Canyon Lake Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Canyon Lake Drive, Port Costa CA 94569, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
The Burlington Hotel (1883) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 7, 2010
2. The Burlington Hotel (1883)
The marker is visible mounted between the two store windows (just above the red convertible in the picture).
as the crow flies. McNear Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Anza Expedition of 1776 (approx. mile away); Commodore Jones Point (approx. one mile away); Turner/Robertson Shipyard (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Pony Express Riders (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pony Express Ferry “Carquinez” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jack London (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benicia Historic Tannery - Circa 1890 (approx. 1.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The Burlington Hotel is located at the end of Canyon Lake Road, with just a parking lot and some railroad tracks separating it from the Carquinez Strait.
Also see . . .  Venerable Port Costa hotel is one of a kind. A look at the hotel today, providing the history of both the hotel and Port Costa. (Submitted on March 10, 2010.) 
Additional keywords. Prostitution
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,331 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. 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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