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Novato in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Druid's Hall/ Loustaunau's Hall

801 Grand Avenue

 
 
Druid's Hall/ Loustaunau's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. Druid's Hall/ Loustaunau's Hall Marker
Inscription. In 1890, Dr, H.J. Conradt purchased two lots, where this building now stands, for $10 from the Home and Farm Company. In 1898, when John (Jean) Loustaunau decided to build his own hotel, saloon and restaurant, he and his wife purchased the lots from Dr. Conradt. The 40-by-80 foot building, constructed by Joseph Faggiano and named "The Club" by Loustaunau, was then, the largest recreation hall in the County. The Club held is grand opening on June, 10, 1899.
Fraternal groups, such as the Foresters, and the Druids, held meetings upstairs. Also known the "Loustaunau's Hall," the facility was used by many local organizations. The ladies of the Catholic Church gave a "Grand Fair" in the hall just before Thanksgiving 1904.
In 1924, the porch was removed and sometime after 1935, stucco was added to the exterior. Loustaunau's Hall was purchased by the Druids in 1937 where they continued to host meetings and events.
 
Erected by Novato Historical Guild.
 
Location. 38° 6.412′ N, 122° 33.993′ W. Marker is in Novato, California, in Marin County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Reichert Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Grant Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Grant Avenue, Novato CA 94945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Druid's Hall/ Loustaunau's Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. Druid's Hall/ Loustaunau's Hall and Marker
The marker is to the right of the lamp post.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Druids Hall (here, next to this marker); Fashion Shop (a few steps from this marker); Novato's First Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); DeBorba's (within shouting distance of this marker); Novato Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Novato Bank Building (about 300 feet away); Scott General Store (about 400 feet away); (Novato) City Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Novato.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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