Lafayette in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lafayette Town Hall
Town Hall was declared a city landmark in 1978.
Lafayette Historical Society 1978
Erected 1978 by Lafayette Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Entertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1942.
Location. 37° 53.275′ N, 122° 7.075′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Moraga Road, on the right when traveling east on School Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3535 School Street, 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. Deodar Cedars (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette Grammar School (about 800 feet away); Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site Pioneer Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Way Side Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Geils Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Dedicated to the Pony Express (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafayette House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Also see . . . Historic Town Hall. The Town Hall's website, including historical information on the Hall, "...The first event in the new Town Hall was a Grand Ball, the first of many Saturday night dances in Lafayette. This new social activity became so popular that the LIC requested that the Sacramento Northern Railroad provide a special train from Oakland to the West Lafayette Station so people could walk to Town Hall. Evenings would begin at 9:00 p.m., with a multi-course supper served at midnight, followed by more dancing. It was reported that one train left the Lafayette station at 5:30 a.m...." (Submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.