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

Podva Farmhouse

Late 1900's

 
 
Podva Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 9, 2022
1. Podva Farmhouse Marker
Inscription.  This Victorian style house was built around 1885 and was purchased by Adolphus Podva and Mary Alma McPherson for ten gold coins. In 1911, one of their three sons, Roger and his wife Ruby May Oswill, purchased it and lived there until 1977. Ruby May Oswill was appointed acting postmistress in 1933 and postmistress in 1940, serving until 1963.
 
Erected 2019 by Danville Heritage Resource Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 37° 48.612′ N, 121° 59.738′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Povda Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. The plaque is mounted to the right of the front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 Podva Road, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Historical Point of Interest (approx. ¼ mile away); A.J. Young House (approx. ¼ mile away); Shuey/Podva House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cabral House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eugene O'Neill: A Moon for the Misbegotten (approx. ¾ mile away); Eddy House (approx. ¾ mile away); Eugene O'Neill: Carlotta and Gene (approx. ¾ mile away); Eugene O'Neill: O'Neill in Danville (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Podva Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 9, 2022
2. Podva Farmhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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