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

The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874)

233 Front Street

 

—Danville Heritage Resource No. 8 —

 
The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
1. The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) Marker
Inscription. The Danville Grange was a farmers' association and the hub of the community in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Grange was instrumental in bringing many improvements to the valley over the years, such as San Ramon Valley High School, a public library, streetlights, and the railroad. The Grange provided social life for farm families isolated on their farms. There were potlucks and dances on Saturday nights. Harvest feasts were held at the Grange Park located in front of the hall. The current second floor is the original part of the structure. The building is now owned by the Town of Danville and functions as an art gallery and theatre.
 
Erected 2004 by San Ramon Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 49.284′ N, 121° 59.833′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Front Street near East Prospect Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 Front Street, Danville CA 94526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danville Grammar School (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
2. The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) and Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
Danville Hotel Territory (about 700 feet away); Close Family Property (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Ramon Branch Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Ramon Union High School (approx. half a mile away); A.J. Young House (approx. one mile away); Alamo Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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