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

Hacienda de las Flores

 
 
Hacienda de las Flores Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 30, 2012
1. Hacienda de las Flores Marker
Inscription.  In 1857, Lot No. 1, a quarter section of Rancho Laguna De Los Palos Colorados was bought by a squatter, Jesse Williams, from Jose de Jesus Moraga. In 1906, the land was then purchased by Manuel Lucas and 10 years later, 20 acres were sold to Mesdames Alberta Higgins and Gertrude Malette who built the first story of the present building as a proposed residence for homeless children. In 1934, Donald Rheem purchased and enlarged the house also adding stables, racetrack and a wwimming pool complex. It was then known as the San Simeon of the area. In 1961, the Christian Brothers purchased the present site for their residential and administrative use. The building was acquired by the Moraga Park and Recreation Authority in 1973 and by the Town of Moraga in 1977.
 
Erected 1985 by Moraga Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 51.144′ N, 122° 7.618′ W. Marker is in Moraga, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Donald Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga CA 94556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
Hacienda de las Flores and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 30, 2012
2. Hacienda de las Flores and Marker
The marker is visible here on the south side of the building, under the veranda (and to the left of the umbrella).
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Joachin Moraga (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Moraga Townsite (approx. 1.3 miles away); Moraga Barn (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Geils Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Pony Express (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lafayette House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tres Ranchos Del Sur (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraga.
 
Also see . . .  Hacienda de las Flores Turns 100 (LaMorinda Weekly, May 4, 2016). (Submitted on July 10, 2019.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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