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Geils Building

 
 
Geils Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 26, 2009
1. Geils Building Marker
Inscription.  Fred Geils erected this saloon in 1880. It has housed various businesses through the years, including dressmaking, butcher, shoe repair and barber shops.

Dedicated by
Soroptimist Club of Lafayette-Orinda
June 29, 1971

 
Erected 1971 by Soroptimist Club of Lafayette-Orinda.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1931.
 
Location. 37° 53.499′ N, 122° 7.085′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Plaza Drive east of Moraga Road, on the right when traveling east. The Geils Building is located on Plaza Drive, a short stretch of road that connects Moraga Road to Golden Gate Way, running along the south side of Lafayette Plaza Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3531 Plaza Drive, Lafayette CA 94549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Way Side Inn (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Store (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette House
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette Grammar School (about 700 feet away); Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site (about 700 feet away); Deodar Cedars (about 700 feet away); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the front wall of the building in the middle, between the barber shop and restaurant.
 
The Geils Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 8, 2009
2. The Geils Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,165 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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