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

Bryer/Nail House

 
 
Bryer/Nail House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 5, 2021
1. Bryer/Nail House Marker
Inscription.  This house, which serves as the museum of the East Contra Costa Historical Society, was originally built by Johnson and Elizabeth Fancher in 1878. In the early 1880's the Frachers sold the house and surrounding acreage to John and Letitia Byer. In 1922, after the death of Mr. and Mrs. Byer, the house and surrounding acres were sold to their granddaughter had her husband. Zelma and James Nail. In 1984, Clelland Nail (the only child of James and Zelma) inherited the house and 8 acres. Clelland and Margarette Nail donated the house and 1.3 acres to the East Contra Costa Historical Society in 1986.
 
Erected by 2015 East Contra Costa and E Clampus Vitus, Historical Society, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 57.124′ N, 121° 40.595′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Sellers Avenue near Sunset Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of the East
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 5, 2021
2. Bryer/Nail House and Marker
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Contra Costa Historical Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3890 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood CA 94513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Byer/Nail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stopped by Impenetrable Marshes (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dredges (approx. 4.9 miles away); The San Joaquin: A River Runs Dry (approx. 5 miles away); California's Big Water Projects: How Did We Get Here? (approx. 5 miles away); The Migrating Delta (approx. 5 miles away); Carquinez Strait (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
 
Bryer/Nail House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 5, 2021
3. Bryer/Nail House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Aug. 15, 2022