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

Funeral Home

1387 Locust St.

 

— 1939 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
1. Funeral Home Marker
Inscription.  This building at the corner of Locust and Cypress (originally School ad China Streets) was a private home until 1949, when it was converted to a funeral home and morgue. The building has been in commercial use since that time. A circular stained glass window on the upper side of the building denotes the visitation room.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 177.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 37° 53.939′ N, 122° 3.73′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Locust Street near Cypress Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1403 Locust Street, 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. Walnut Creek Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitty Milk Bar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Barry Swackhamer
2. Funeral Home Marker (detail)
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line); First Church of Christ, Scientist (about 300 feet away); Valley Mercantile (about 300 feet away); Central Fire Station (about 400 feet away); Main Street, 1921 (about 400 feet away); Lawrence Garage (about 400 feet away); First National Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the opposite corner from the former Funeral Home.

This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Funeral Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
3. Funeral Home Marker
The Funeral Home is across the street,
Note: A tiny plaque at the base of the light-pole reads:
Site of
Pastorino;s Brittany Inn
Robert Pastorino, Owner
June 1957 to July 1989
Funeral Home image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
4. Funeral Home
Note the stained glass circular window.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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