One of the Shortest Main Streets in America
The Tiburon Peninsula Historical Trail
Surely this is one of the shortest Main Streets in America...
...and with plenty of character which hasn't really changed that much in spite of more than 100 years
of many fires and buildings being erected, enlarged, dismantled, moved or disguised with
bewildering rapidity. Main Street was built on a narrow, gravelly spit connecting Point Tiburon
with Corinthian Island, which you see in the background. There was water on both sides. The first
buildings were on the right, facing the bay, with their backs resting on pilings in the lagoon (now
the Main Street parking lot). Since the last great fire in 1921, most of the buildings you see in these
pictures (circa 1930) survive today.
Erected by Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 37° 52.407′ N, 122° 27.346′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tiburon Peninsula (here, next to this marker); Samuel Blake Chapman (within shouting distance of this marker); McNeil’s Pioneer Boathouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwestern Pacific (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Harbor Light” (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 Victorian Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tiburon Was a Railroad Town (about 300 feet away); James Yeh Jau Liu (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
Also see . . . Main Street (Investopedia). "Main Street may be the most common street name in the United States, with 10,902 streets from coast to coast actually bearing that name, according to a Reddit post quoted on fivethirtyeight.com, which could not confirm the accuracy of the data." (Submitted on August 14, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 174 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.