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

The Christian Brothers Winery

 
 
The Christian Brothers Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus, January 4, 2012
1. The Christian Brothers Winery Marker
Inscription.  In the city, from 1879 to 1932, the 70 acre parcel of land extending in a triangle from what is now Bush Street to Pacheco Boulevard to Brown Street to Alhambra Creek was owned by The Christian Brothers Religious Teaching Order, Founded by Saint John Baptist De La Salle. It was on this property that the brothers constructed their novitiate, The De La Salle Institute, and founded what was to become one of California's most famous wineries.

Dedicated September 20, 1992
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 1992 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 0.806′ N, 122° 7.622′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Brown Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1215 Brown St Martinez, Ca 94553, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

The Christian Brothers Winery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus, October 13, 2014
2. The Christian Brothers Winery Marker
distance of this marker. Martinez Public Library (approx. half a mile away); State Theatre (approx. half a mile away); 736 Ferry Street (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of The Martini (approx. half a mile away); Hook Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morgan House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rankin Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Contra Costa County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 22, 2021