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

Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site

 
 
Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 31, 2020
1. Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site Marker
Inscription.  The founder of Lafayette built his principal home in this vicinity in 1858.

"Squire” Brown purchased the Rancho Acalanes in 1847, upon which he raised cattle and grain, and served as the miller for the area.

He became Alcalde of the district, was a member of the State Constitutional Convention, and acted as a State Assemblyman in California's first two legislatures.

Elam died in this house on August 10, 1889 at the age of 92.

 
Erected 1981 by Lafayette Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 1889.
 
Location. 37° 53.45′ N, 122° 7.211′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Circle and Fiesta Lane, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette CA 94549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette Grammar School (about 500 feet away); Deodar Cedars

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(about 600 feet away); Dedicated to the Pony Express (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Store (about 600 feet away); Geils Building (about 700 feet away); Way Side Inn (about 700 feet away); Site of Bickerstaff House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  Yankee Settlers (Lafayette Historical Society). (Submitted on January 31, 2020.)
 
Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 31, 2020
2. Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site Marker - wide view
Visible here mounted to a low rock on the right, by the sidewalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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