“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Danville in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Cohen-Vecki House

Cohen-Vecki House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 14, 2020
1. Cohen-Vecki House Marker
Inscription.  This early home was constructed by the Howard brothers in 1866 and is the oldest original building in downtown Danville. It was built for Postmaster Michael and Matilda Cohen behind the Cohen general store. Dr. Victor and Claire Vecki moved their family from San Francisco in 1906 and set up the first Danville dental practice in the front parlor. Later uses have included a dance and piano studio, a Pentecostal church and business offices. This two-story structure has a steeply pitched roof, steep cross gables and gothic revival style moldings. The original wooden board and batts have been covered by stucco, and the 19th century gingerbread trim has been removed. In 2002, owner Kin Williams preserved the house and moved it closer to Front Street.
Erected 2009 by San Ramon Historical Society, Town of Danville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 49.329′ N, 121° 59.906′ W. Marker is in Danville, California,
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in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Front Street south of East Prospect Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 169 Front Street, 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. Cooley House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Danville, 1875 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cabral/Foster House (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial Building (about 400 feet away); Joe Foster House (about 400 feet away); A Purple Heart Community (about 400 feet away); The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) (about 400 feet away); Danville Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Regarding Cohen-Vecki House. This property is Danville Heritage Resource No. 10.
Cohen-Vecki House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 14, 2020
2. Cohen-Vecki House and Marker
The marker is visible here just to the left of the entrance.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Nov. 30, 2023