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

Pioneer Store

 
 
Pioneer Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 4, 2020
1. Pioneer Store Marker
Inscription.  Benjamin Shreve, the settlement's earliest known schoolteacher, entered the general merchandise business in 1855. Credited with naming the town, he was appointed first postmaster of Lafayette in 1857. He erected this building in the early 1860's as a store, post office, and dwelling house.


 
Erected 1970 by Rotary Club of Lafayette.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 37° 53.496′ N, 122° 7.093′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Plaza Way and Moraga Road, on the left when traveling east on Plaza Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3535 Plaza Way, 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. Geils Building (a few steps from this marker); Way Side Inn (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette House (within shouting distance of this marker); Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site

Pioneer Store Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 4, 2020
2. Pioneer Store Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here on the left corner of the leftmost building.
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette Grammar School (about 600 feet away); Deodar Cedars (about 700 feet away); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  History of Lafayette (lovelafayette.org). (Submitted on July 14, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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