Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

One of the Shortest Main Streets in America

The Tiburon Peninsula Historical Trail

 
 
One of the Shortest Main Streets in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 11, 2020
1. One of the Shortest Main Streets in America Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
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 when

One of the Shortest Main Streets in America Marker - wide view, with Main Street as the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 11, 2020
2. One of the Shortest Main Streets in America Marker - wide view, with Main Street as the background
traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of 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); Fleming Rooming House (about 500 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.) 
 
Main Street, Tiburon image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 11, 2020
3. Main Street, Tiburon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 6, 2021