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

Austin Root House, 1919

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
1. Austin Root House, 1919 Marker
Inscription.  Original home of fireman Austin Root, descendent of the Boone and Love families, this Craftsman-Bungalow moved here from the corner of Hartz and Linda Mesa to make way for Shell Oil in 1950.

Owner of Root's Bar and Restaurant, Austin opened Mt. Diablo Dairy in 1931 with father, James Root, and delivered milk until 1945. Austin and Elizabeth's children and grandchildren all graduated from San Ramon High School.
 
Erected 2017 by Danville Heritage Resource Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 49.376′ N, 122° 0.129′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Linda Mesa Avenue and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Linda Mesa Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West Linda Mesa 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. James Root House (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonald's Drug Store (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Danville Fire Station

Austin Root House, 1919 Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
2. Austin Root House, 1919 Marker - wide view
(about 600 feet away); Close Family Property (about 600 feet away); San Ramon Branch Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danville Hotel Territory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
More about this marker. This property is Danville Heritage Resource No. 20.
 
Austin Root House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2020
3. Austin Root House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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