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

Gay 90's Pizzeria

Gay 90's Pizzeria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus, November 12, 2016
1. Gay 90's Pizzeria Marker
Inscription.  Here stands one the first commercial buildings in Pleasanton, possibly as old as 1864. Originally a general store, this building has been a bar, brothel, bank and unofficial Wells Fargo stagecoach stop. Since 1959 it has become well-known as the first pizza parlor in the Tri-Valley.

In the dusty days of the American West, ten rooms above the bank served weary travelers with rest and recreation. Today some people believe the building is haunted by a full-figured female ghost, know locally as the Blue Lady, seen from a second story window. An underground tunnel system once connected several buildings and businesses along Main Street and it's also believe haunted. Although long since closed, the tunnels were built and used by Chinese laborers working on the railroads in 1880’S. This attractive building is representative of commercial Italianate architecture.

Plaque placed 2016 / 6021
By Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2016 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment

Gay 90's Pizza Parlor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus
2. Gay 90's Pizza Parlor
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EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 37° 39.512′ N, 121° 52.608′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Abbie Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 288 Main Street, Pleasanton CA 94566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevis Pavilion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnston Building (about 700 feet away); Larkin Locke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pleasanton Sign (approx. ¼ mile away); The Roxy Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); J. W. Kottinger’s Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kottinger’s Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pleasanton Cheese Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022