Hayward in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Meek Mansion
The estate is on the site of the former Rancho San Lorenzo. This area became known as "Cherryland" because of the many cherry trees planted by Meek.
In 1964, the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District purchased and began renovation of the mansion. In 1972, the mansion became a State of California landmark and in 1973, it was placed on the National Registry of of Historical Places. In 1991, the Hayward Historical Society became responsible for operation of the mansion.
Erected 1994 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13.
Location. 37° 41.069′ N, 122° 6.774′ W. Marker is in Hayward, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Boston Road near Hampton Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17365 Boston Road, Hayward CA 94541, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); The McConaghy Estate (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 The Palmtag Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hayward Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rancho San Lorenzo (approx. 1.9 miles away); NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113 (approx. 1.9 miles away); I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14 (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hayward.
Also see . . . Meek Estate History -- Hayward Area Historical Society. William Meek, planner and builder of the Meek Mansion, was one of the first pioneers of commercial agriculture in Alameda County. From his arrival in 1859 to his death in 1880, Meek worked energetically to develop the fertile agricultural region lying in and around Eden Township. (Submitted on May 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.