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

McDonald's Drug Store

1922

 
 
McDonald's Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 14, 2020
1. McDonald's Drug Store Marker
Inscription.  Built for $10,000 this Spanish Eclectic is one of the few brick buildings in Danville. The McDonalds lived upstairs and ran the drug store on the first floor where cigars, stationery, magazines and hand-painted china were sold and a roll of Kodak film was developed for only ten cents. It also served as a news depot, soda fountain and ice cream parlor. Kids from Camp Swain, a summer program that served San Francisco's orphans and foster children at what is now Hap Magee Ranch Park, came downtown to get ice cream here on "cone day."
 
Erected 2018 by Danville Heritage Resource Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 49.315′ N, 122° 0.024′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Hartz Avenue south of Daiblo Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 349 Hartz Avenue, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Danville Fire Station (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Building
McDonald's Drug Store Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 14, 2020
2. McDonald's Drug Store Building and Marker
The marker is visible here beneath the green awning reading "Meenar".
(within shouting distance of this marker); Danville Hotel Territory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Close Family Property (about 300 feet away); Cabral/Foster House (about 300 feet away); Cooley House (about 400 feet away); McCauley House (about 400 feet away); Joe Foster House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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