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

1923 Miss Graham's Riding Academy

 
 
Miss Graham's Riding Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Miss Graham's Riding Academy Marker
Inscription.  The Orinda Garage and Miss Graham's Riding Academy were built from 1923 - 25 by E.I. de Laveaga in the Spanish Mediterranean style. His uncle ran the automobile garage on the corner of Avenida de Orinda, which still exists today. Miss Graham managed the widely acclaimed Academy. People came from many parts of the Bay Area to take lessons, ride horseback over the scenic rural trails and attend special events.
 
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Location. 37° 53.078′ N, 122° 11.457′ W. Marker is in Orinda, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Orinda Way and Camino Sobrante, on the left when traveling north on Orinda Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orinda CA 94563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1923 The Fire House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Did You Know that Orinda Once Had a Railroad? (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1925 Orinda Union School (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1958 The Orinda Library
1923 Miss Graham's Riding Academy Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. 1923 Miss Graham's Riding Academy Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted to a wooden pole, just to the left of the benches.
(approx. ¼ mile away); 1923 Orinda Improvement Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Santa Maria Chapel, 1892 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Crossroads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bryant Station Site (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orinda.
 
Marker detail: Inset photo - looking north on Orinda Way image. Click for full size.
circa 1920s
3. Marker detail: Inset photo - looking north on Orinda Way
The garage (mentioned on the marker) is the building visible behind the leftmost telephone pole.
1923 Garage - now Orinda Motors image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
4. 1923 Garage - now Orinda Motors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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