Clayton in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Clayton Club
The saloon was renamed after Carl Berendsen bought the property in 1905. He added a building shipped from San Francisco via Martinez for family living quarters.
The Clayton Club survived 1920-1933 Prohibition as a cafe and social club, offering non alcoholic drinks, meals, and entertainment. A six-shooter "kept things honest" at the gaming table.
Jennie and Carl Milano bought the Clayton Club in 1959. In 1996 her daughter Dolores Austin, restored this early Western saloon.
Erected 2002 by Juaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus and Clayton Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 37° 56.469′ N, 121° 56.104′ W. Marker is in Clayton, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6096 Main Street, Clayton CA 94517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joaquin Murrieta (within shouting distance of this marker); The Joel Clayton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Growler Saloon – Goethals Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eucalyptus Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton Cash Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Clayton Post Office (about 300 feet away); Black Diamond Way (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clayton.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a stone monument sbout 5-6 steps to the right of the front door, in front of the saloon's parking area.
Also see . . . Clayton Club Saloon. The Saloon's own homepage. (Submitted on November 14, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.