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

City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building

Civic Drive at Broadway

 

— 1951 —

 
City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker
Inscription.  The first "modern" City Hall sat on Ignacio Avenue (now Civic Drive), across from the park. Its design was similar to that of the American Red Cross Building (now Park Place), which sits at the opposite corner of Civic and Broadway. In 1981, a new City Hall was built on this same site but with its front doors on Main Street.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 192.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 54.116′ N, 122° 3.692′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near North Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1441 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1981
City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); El Rey Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Creek Library (about 300 feet away); Reinharts's Building & Clock (about 300 feet away); Beniamino Bufano (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker
Walnut Creek's Veterans Memorials are in the background.
City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
4. City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building Marker
Walnut Creek's Veterans Memorials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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