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

The Danville Hotel

 
 
The Danville Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 16, 2022
1. The Danville Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The Danville Hotel, a two-story, ten-room folk Victorian, was built after the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1891. It was owned and operated by Edward and Mary McCauley and later by daughters Mollie and Nellie, providing bed, board and Mary’s famous pies. When the hotel was moved to face Hartz Avenue in 1927, the veranda was added. Beginning in 1932, renowned San Francisco Chef Paul Zeibig provided elegant, award-winning meals in the hotel which drew patrons from afar.

In 1952, the enterprising Russell Thornton Glenn acquired the Danville Hotel to create an old west themed dining experience. His patrons dined amid California Gold Rush antiques or outside on the Ghost Town Patio, surrounded by false western storefronts and a wooden boardwalk. He opened the Silver Dollar Banquet Room in 1965, complete with an antique bar and chandeliers. He ultimately purchased and promoted the entire block as the Danville Hotel Territory.

In 1976, Jerry and Aileen Carter purchased the property, renovated the buildings, and opened the Danville Hotel Restaurant and Saloon.

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Erected 2019 by San Ramon Valley Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 37° 49.281′ N, 121° 59.981′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Hartz Avenue, on the right when traveling east. The plaque is mounted in a red brick masonry foundation at the corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 Hartz Avenue, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCauley House (a few steps from this marker); Cabral/Foster House (within shouting distance of this marker); Danville Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Foster House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Purple Heart Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Xavier’s Shoe Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .  The Danville Hotel.
"Edward and Mary Bridgett McCauley bought lots 6, 7,
The Danville Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 16, 2022
2. The Danville Hotel Marker
8 and 9 on Railroad Ave. for $500, from Prospect Ave. to Short Street across the street from the Southern Pacific station land."
(Submitted on June 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
The Danville Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 16, 2022
3. The Danville Hotel
Second Danville Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, June 16, 2022
4. Second Danville Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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