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

The Crossroads

 
 
The Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2019
1. The Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  Orinda's Theatre District, historically known as the Crossroads, was developed in the early 20th century after homes were built around the established ranches. More families, such as the Bryants, settled or built summer homes here. It is known for the shops, restaurants and businesses in and around Theatre Square and is a popular destination for local families.
 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 52.713′ N, 122° 11.018′ W. Marker is in Orinda, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Camino Pablo and California Highway 24. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orinda CA 94563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant Station Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Orinda Theatre, 1941 (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); The deLaveaga Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Santa Maria Chapel, 1892 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1923 Orinda Improvement Association (approx. ¼ mile away); 1958 The Orinda Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orinda.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a pole outside the Orinda BART station, where the sidewalk along Camino Pablo emerges from under Highway 24 and intersects with the walkway between the east parking lot and the station itself.
 
The Crossroads Marker - wide view, with Orinda BART Station in background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2019
2. The Crossroads Marker - wide view, with Orinda BART Station in background
The Crossroads Marker: inset photo image. Click for full size.
3. The Crossroads Marker: inset photo
Undated photo showing the Crossroads area, with the Orinda Theater and the Casa Orinda restaurant (both well known local landmarks) visible just to the right of Highway 24. The marker location would be just outside of the left side of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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