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

The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874)

233 Front Street

— Danville Heritage Resource No. 8 —

 
 
The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
1. The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) Marker
Inscription.  The Danville Grange was a farmers' association and the hub of the community in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Grange was instrumental in bringing many improvements to the valley over the years, such as San Ramon Valley High School, a public library, streetlights, and the railroad. The Grange provided social life for farm families isolated on their farms. There were potlucks and dances on Saturday nights. Harvest feasts were held at the Grange Park located in front of the hall. The current second floor is the original part of the structure. The building is now owned by the Town of Danville and functions as an art gallery and theatre.
 
Erected 2004 by San Ramon Valley Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 37° 49.284′ N, 121° 59.849′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Front Street near East Prospect Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 Front Street, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Danville Grammar School (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Danville, 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene O'Neill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene O'Neill: The Nobel Prize (about 300 feet away); Eugene O'Neill: O'Neill in Danville (about 300 feet away); Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene (about 300 feet away); Eddy House (about 300 feet away); Eugene O'Neill: A Moon for the Misbegotten (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
2. The Grange and Fraternal Hall (1874) and Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on June 17, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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