Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Situated on the Original Route
of the Lincoln Highway
City of Livermore
Historic Preservation Site
Dedicated July 1996
The Livermore Heritage Guild
Erected 1996 by Livermore Heritage Guild.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway 🛣️ series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1996.
Location. 37° 41.443′ N, 121° 46.533′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Pine Street near L Street. Marker is located on the back side of the building next to the entrance door. The building is located on a triangle lot surrounded by Pine Street, L Street, and Portola Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livermore CA 94550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Livermore (within shouting distance of this marker); Livermore Southern Pacific DepotBank of Italy Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Livermore Flagpole (approx. ¾ mile away); D. F. Bernal Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
Also see . . . The Lincoln Highway and Duarte’s Garage. (Submitted on June 15, 2009.)
1. Information Posted in Window - See Photo #5
The Duarte Garage was built in 1915 by F. H. Duarte on the old Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental U.S. Highway. The highway was later re-routed and this section eventually renamed Portola Avenue
The garage sold gas and associated oil products and also performed repairs. In 1923 the south half of the garage was added. This half became a automobile dealership, selling Durant, Flint and Star models. Robert Livermore Jr. was one of the salesmen in the early 1920’s.
In the early 1940’s the garage was converted
The Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum is open the 3rd Sunday of each month. The Annual Heritage Guild Dinner and Auction is held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and is a particular favorite for people from all around. There are numerous car events during the year featuring antique autos to classic cars.
Be sure to enjoy the north end of the garage and the authentic Coca-Cola sign on the northeast corner.
For more information please call the Livermore Heritage Guild History Center (925) 449-9927, or check the web site at www.LHG.org. The History Center is located at 3rd and K Streets in downtown Livermore and is open Wednesday through Sunday.
— Submitted August 4, 2010.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,031 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bill Royal of Sun City Ctr, Florida.